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The Maiden and the Nightingale (Granados arr. Matthews)

Category Arrangements
Composed 2003
Duration (approx) 6 minutes

Orchestra: picc.2.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbsn - 4230 - timp - perc(3): glsp/susp cym/tgl/tamb/cast/tam-tBD - harp - cel - strings

Publisher Faber Music

Carl Davis.

First performance 1 November 2003
Venue Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Orchestra / Ensemble Hallé Orchestra
Conductor Carl Davis
Review Hilary Finch, The Times, 4 December 1990

With its subtle shifts of colour, its scrapping ebb and flow of percussion, and its gradual intensification, the first part evoked both Britten and Debussy. The latter and more substantial part, though, skilfully used a jig-like sliver of rhythm to build a vigorous scherzo of sure structure.