Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)

From Stone to Thorn (1971)

cantata for mezzo-soprano and ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1971
    • Duration: 13 mn
    • Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus: 47
    • Commission: Jesus College, Oxford, pour son 400e anniversaire
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Texte de George Mackay Brown.

Detailed formation
  • mezzo-soprano, A clarinet [ou clarinette de basset en la] , percussionist, harpsichord, guitar

Premiere information

  • Date: 30 June 1971

    Royaume-Uni, Oxford, Holywell Music Room


    Mary Thomas, mezzo-soprano, Alan Hacker, clarinette, Stephen Pruslin, piano, Timothy Walker, guitare, Barry Quinn, percussion, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, direction.