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Strata

David Lancaster (1960)

Strata 2013

2222/2230/timp/2perc/harp/pno/strings
Duration 
13
Genre 

Strata (for orchestra) was composed in 2013. A few years earlier I collaborated on some new work for an exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery which showed how art portrays class divisions in society. In the exhibition was a dramatic poster depicting class as a pyramid with the monarchy at the top and the workers at the base, supporting the whole edifice. It made a blunt, naïve statement which seemed ripe for musical interpretation. The upper 'strata' recur throughout the piece, framed by the relentless mechanistic music of the workers with which the music begins and ends.

David Lancaster

Performances 
29.11.13 Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds: Orchestra of Opera North / Justin Doyle
2
Flute
2
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Bassoon
2
Horn
2
Trumpet
3
Trombone
1
Timpani
2
Percussion
1
Harp
1
Piano
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