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Scoring

2(II=picc).2.2.asax*.tsax*.2(II=dbn*)-4.2.3.1-perc(3):glsp/xyl/cyms/tam-t/tgl/BD/SD/
tamb/TD/susp.cym-harp-strings

*denotes optional instruments

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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Repertoire Note

This attractive suite of four folk-influenced dance movements was written in response to a performance of Catalan dancing seen by Britten and Berkeley in 1936 in the Barcelona district known as Mont Juic. The result is a witty, imaginative and resourcefully orchestrated score. The two composers never admitted which movement was written by whom, though it is accepted that Britten contributed the third and fourth.


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