Gavin Bryars (1943)

Pico’s Flight (1986)

for soprano and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1986
    • Duration : 18 mn
    • Publisher : Schott, nº LSL 1246-01
    • Commission: Royal Holloway College, Egham, pour son centenaire
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Pic de la Mirandole et Francis Bacon

Detailed formation
  • soloist : soprano
  • 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes (also English horn), 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, timpani, 2 percussionists [ou 3] , 9 violins, 8 second violins, 7 violas, 6 cellos, 5 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 25 February 1986
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Egham, Royal Holloway College


    Performers :

    Lindsey Gowers, soprano ; Royal Holloway College Orchestra ; Erik Levi, direction

  • Date : 11 February 1990
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Leicester, Haymarket Theatre


Observations

Effectif de la seconde version pour soprano et orchestre de chambre :

  • soprano
  • flûte (aussi piccolo), 2 hautbois (aussi cor anglais), 2 bassons (aussi contrebasson), 2 cors, percussionniste, piano, 9 violons, 8 violons II, 4 altos, 4 violoncelles et 2 contrebasses