Gavin Bryars (1943)

Planet Earth (1998)

for contralto voice, bass clarinet, bassoon, two horns, percussion, timpani, piano and strings

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1998
    • Duration : 10 mn
    • Publisher : Schott, nº LSL 10021-03
    • Cycle : Three Canadian Songs
    • Commission: CBC radio pour Holly Cole
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      P.K. Page

Detailed formation
  • soloist : contralto
  • bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, timpani, percussionist, piano, 6 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 6 February 1999
    Location :

    Canada, Winnipeg New Music Festival


    Performers :

    Holly Cole, voix ; Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra ; Bramwell Tovey, direction