Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)

Proverb (2010)

for choir and string orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2010
    • Duration: 3 mn
    • Publisher: Schott
    • Opus: 305
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Texte : inscription en latin dans la grande galerie du château du XIIIe siècle, le Krak des chevaliers, en Syrie :

      Sit tibi copia,
      Sit sapie(n)cia
      Formaq(ue) det(ur)
      Inq(ui)nat O(mn)ia Sola
      Sup(er)bia si comi(tetur).

      (Wealth may be yours, wisdom too, and you may have beauty, but if pride touch them, all will turn to dross.)

Detailed formation
  • mixed choir [SATB] , strings

Premiere information

  • Date: 20 June 2010

    Royaume-Uni, Kirkwall (Orcades), Pickaquoy Centre, St Magnus Festival 2010


    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, St Magnus Festival Chorus, Martyn Brabbins, direction