Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-2022)

Night's Black Bird (2004)

for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2004
    • Duration : 12 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
Detailed formation
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, 1 contrabass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 6 horns, 4 trumpets (also 1 bass trumpet [ou trombone ténor] , 1 piccolo trumpet), 4 trombones, 2 tubas, 5 percussionists, 2 harp, 16 violins, 14 second violins, 11 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 21 August 2004
    Location :

    Suisse, Lucerne, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum


    Performers :

    le Cleveland Orchestra, direction : Franz Welser-Möst.