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Piccolo Concerto

By Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

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Piccolo and Piano
Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). Music Sales America. Classical. Book [Softcover]. Composed 2001. 8 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH61499. Published by Chester Music (HL.14008367).

Item Number: HL.14008367

ISBN 9780711975422. 8.25x11.75 inches.

Piccolo and Piano Reduction.
This work was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It was first performed on 23 April 1997, by Stewart McIlwham and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer. Thethree movements should be played without a break.

The piccolo may have obvious limitations as a solo instrument, but Davies is not one to shirk a challenge. What he does is to play with the stereotypical modes of the instrument,so that the military "pipe and drum" effect is hinted at near the beginning of the third movement, while the jaunty manner is recalled at the close of the first, but as through a veil. A potentially comic partnership with the bassclarinet is also dignified when the two instruments engage in meditative dialogue in the second movement.

Duration c. 15 minutes.

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