Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)

Black Pentecost (1979)

for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1979
    • Duration : 53 mn
    • Editor : Chester Music
    • Opus : 82
    • Commission: Philharmonia Orchestra
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      George Mackay Brown, Greenvoe

Detailed formation
  • 2 flutes, alto flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 4 English horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, 5 percussionists, celesta, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 11 May 1982
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Royal Festival Hall


    Performers :

    Jen DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano, Michael Rippon, baryton, Philharmonia Orchestra, Simon Rattle, direction.