Dadaville

Gary Carpenter (1951)

Dadaville 2015

3(III=picc).2.ca.3(II=Ebcl, III=bcl).BSax.3(III=cbn) - 4.3.3.1 - timp - 4 perc - harp - pno(cel) - strings
Duration 
6
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Dadaville was commissioned by the BBC for the opening concert of the 2015 Proms season.

Inspired by the Max Ernst painted collage of the same name whilst in the Tate, Liverpool the composer was drawn to the foreboding gate which dominates the picture. Although it appears to be metal it is actually made from cork, and the piece explores this ambiguity whilst pondering on the mystery of what lies behind the gate.

Performances 
17.7.15 BBC Proms, London: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo
3
Flute
3rd doubling piccolo
3
Oboe
3rd cor anglais
3
Clarinet
2nd doubling Eb clarinet, 3rd doubling bass clarinet
1
Saxophone
baritone saxophone
3
Bassoon
3rd doubling contrabassoon
4
Horn
3
Trumpet
3
Trombone
1
Tuba
1
Timpani
4
Percussion
1
Harp
1
Piano
doubling celesta
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