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Maxwell Davies, Peter: The Beltane Fire (1995) 37'
a choreographic poem for orchestra

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3(III=picc,afl).2.corA.2.bcl.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-perc(6):clash.cym/ tamb/sm susp.cym/jingling johnny*/guiro/sm wdbl/lg & sm tpl.bl/ v.lg BD/glsp/lg susp.cym/sm basque dr/sm tamb/knife/tamb/marimba/ sm BD/crot/bell ('tinny church bell')/flexatone/bodhran/ bunch of small keys/2 maracas/SD/sm rainsticks**/TD/sm chin.susp.cym/ light plastic carton/sm ratchet/tam-t/lg wdbl/lg tam-t (scraped withp lastic soapdish)/timp-harp (or clarsach if available)-cel-strings (violin solo part to be played on folk violin if available) *a bell-tree ** cactus with spine removed, filled with dried peas

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World Premiere

03/04/1995
Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
BBC Philharmonic / Peter Maxwell Davies



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