Snow never fell on his grave

Read, Martin

Duration

13m 00s

Publisher

Fand Music Press

Composed

1995

Instrumentation

Large Ensemble

Scoring

2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bn, 4 hn, 2 tpt, 3 trb, tuba, timp, 4 perc, strings

Availability

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About the work

The piece was commissioned by the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra. It commemorates the execution of a young agricultural labourer, found guilty of attempted murder after knocking off the hat of a JP during a period of agricultural unrest in the nineteenth century. It was said that snow never fell on his grave.

First Performance: Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, April 1996, The Anvil, Basingstoke

Technical notes

Extended ranges for wind and some brass.