A Burns Sequence

John Gardner (1917)

A Burns Sequence 1993

2222 - 2130 - timp.perc(1) - strings
Duration 
25
Solist 
Text Author 
Language 

This work sets 8 texts by Robert Burns, including the famous 'My luve is like a red, red rose' and 'Ca' the yowes, to the knowes'. The choice of texts reflects a number of Burns's preoccupations: religious conviction, romantic love (and its coarser cousin, philandering), and a delight in writing new words to traditional Scottish melodies. The result is a colourful celebration of Scotland's national poet.

John Gardner

Performances 
12.3.95 City Hall, Glasgow: Strathclyde Schools Chorus / Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Christopher Bell
2
Flute
2nd doubling piccolo
2
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2nd doubling bass clarinet
2
Bassoon
2
Horn
1
Trumpet
3
Trombone
1
Timpani
1
Percussion
side drum, triangle, cymbal, tambourine, glockenspiel
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