Ye Olde, Dark, Mys. & Rom. Tale of K. Harald …

Johnson, Colin


2m 00s




Voices and Instruments


unpitched voices, high and low instruments, 2 drums


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About the work

Ye Olde, Dark, Mysterious and Romantic Tale of King Harald the Twelfth and his… (if spoken, the… refers to covering the mouth with the hand) is a piece written in 1994 for an ensemble of any number and type of instruments and voices. It is somewhat inspired by various styles of drumming and African music, though no specific style is used.

First Performance: CoMA Summer School concert, Aug 1994, Firth Hall, Sheffield

Technical notes

One slightly difficult passage for the melody instruments. The drummer needs to keep the ensemble together and to maintain a good pace.