Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

An American Overture (1941)

for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1941
    • Duration : 10 mn
    • Editor : Faber Music, nº 0-571-50807-3
Detailed formation
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 3 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 2 percussionists, 1 timpani, 2 harp [2e ad lib.] , 1 piano (also 1 celesta), strings

Creation information

  • Date : 8 November 1983
    Location :

    Birmingham Town Hall


    Performers :

    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, direction : Simon Rattle.