Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-2022)

Nomos (1967 -1968)

for four amplified wind instruments and orchestra

electronic work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1967 - 1968
    • Duration : 15 mn
    • Publisher : Universal Edition
    • Commission: British Broadcasting Corporation pour les Concerts Promenade 1968
Detailed formation
  • soloists : flute [amplifiée] , clarinet [amplifiée] , bassoon [amplifié] , horn [amplifié]
  • 4 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 3 bassoons, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 6 percussionists, harp, celesta, 10 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 23 August 1968
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Royal Albert Hall


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre symphonique de la BBC, direction : Colin Davis.