Snow never fell on his grave
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
Extended ranges for wind and some brass.