Thomas Adès (1971)

Under Hamelin Hill (1992)

pour orgue

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1992
    • Duration : 8 mn
    • Editor : Faber Music
    • Opus : 6
  • Type
    • Musique soliste (sauf voix) [Orgue]
Detailed formation
  • orgue

Creation information

  • Date : 29 July 1992
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Cambridge, Ely Cathedral


    Performers :

    Thomas Adès, Charles Armstrong, James Martin (orgue)

Table of contents

1. Preambulum
2. Fuga a tre voce, con alcune licenze
3. Arietta

Program note

Based on the story of the Pied Piper, Under Hamelin Hill is an exuberant invention for chamber organ: the Preambulum a right-hand moto perpetuo over punchy, teasing rhythms for the left hand; the Fuga a surprise as two further players, drawn by the piping, come on to join the first players; the Arietta a long, descending sigh over mysterious rumbles.

Andrew Porter.