Gavin Bryars (1943)

Fourth Book of Madrigals (2004-) (2004)

No.1 “A qualunque animale”, for eight voices

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2004
    • Duration: 10 mn
    • Commission: Morrill Music Library, Villa I Tatti: the Harvard University Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies (Florence)
    • Dedication: in memory of F. Gordon and Elizabeth Morrill
    • Libretto (details, author):


Detailed formation
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(2 soprano, 2 tenor, 2 contralto, 2 bass voice)

Premiere information

  • Date: 27 May 2004

    Italie, Florence, Villa I Tatti


    solistes de Vox Altera ; Massimiliano Pascucci, direction