The Rest

Fowler, Tommy

Instrumentation

Large Ensemble

Scoring

pic, 2 fl, 2 ob, ca, Eb cl, 4 cl, bcl, 3bn, cbn, 6 hn, 3 tpt, 3 trb. btrb. tuba, perc, strings

Availability

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About the work

The piece is based on the Ezra Pound poem, The Rest, and uses the words as an inspiration rather than setting them. The orchestra symbolises the relentless struggle of the creative artist, and the final trumpet solo is the artist’s triumph against the odds.