The Sinking of the Titanic

Bryars, Gavin

Publisher

Schott& Co

Composed

1997

Instrumentation

Large Ensemble

Scoring

vns, vas, vcs, db, bcl, perc, low wind, low brass

Availability

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About the work

The piece commemorates the sinking of the Titanic, using musical material from the hymn tune which the orchestra continued to play as the ship sank.

Performed by COMA at the ISCM World Music Days, Manchester, 1998

Technical notes

The performance is structured by a conductor giving instructions to parts of the ensemble to perform different sectiuons of music, or actions, at different points