Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Occasional Overture in C (1946)

for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1946
    • Duration : 8 mn
    • Editor : Faber Music, publication posthume (pièce d'abbord retirée du catalogue), nº 0-571-50713-1
    • Opus : 38
    • Commission: BBC for the opening of the Third Programme, 29 September 1946
Detailed formation
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, 1 English horn, 2 clarinets, 1 Eb clarinet, 2 bassoons, 1 contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 3 percussionists, 1 timpani, 1 celesta, 1 harp, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 29 September 1946
    Location :

    BBC Third Programme


    Performers :

    BBC Symphony Orchestra, direction : Sir Adrian Boult.

  • Date : 28 April 1983
    Location :

    Création en concert : Chicago, Orchestra Hall


    Performers :

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra, direction : Raymond Leppard.