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Burnham Wick, Op.73

Category Orchestral > Other Orchestral Works
Composed 1997
Duration (approx) 15 minutes

Small orchestra: 1(=picc).1(=ca).1.1 - 1000 - perc(1): 6 crot/3 timp/3 tuned gong/2 conga/tamb/shaker/tam-t - harp - strings

Publisher Faber Music

Britten Sinfonia

First performance 10 March 1998
Venue Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham
Orchestra / Ensemble Britten Sinfonia
Conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Review Michael White, The Independent on Sunday, 28 February 1999

There was an attractive new piece by David Matthews, Burnham Wick, that developed the composer’s long preoccupation with translating landscape into sound. Written in memoriam to Michael Tippett [NB: dedication added in 1998], it observed the synthesis of the exotic and the pastoral in Tippett’s music, and those bounding, interrupted dance-figures that sometimes do but don’t take off into sustained flight.