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Maxwell Davies, Peter: Eight Songs for a Mad King (1969) 33'
Music-theatre work for male voice and ensemble

Music Text

Text by Randolph Stow and George III (E,F,G)

Scoring

fl(=picc).cl-perc(1): railway whistle/SD/2susp.cym/foot cyms/2wdbl/ BD/chains/ratchet/tom-t/tam-t/tamb/rototoms/toy bird-calls/2tpl.bl/ wind chimes/crot/sleigh bells/glsp/steel bars/crow/didgeridoo- pft(=hpd,dulcimer)-vln.vlc.

Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory

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World Premiere

22/04/1969
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Roy Hart, voice / Pierrot Players / Peter Maxwell Davies

Recommended Recording

Julius Eastman, The Fires of London, Peter Maxwell Davies
Unicorn-Kanchana DKPCD9052

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