Another Staircase Overture - Broken Music for Strings

John Woolrich (1954)

Another Staircase Overture - Broken Music for Strings 1994

strings
Duration 
9
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John Woolrich Another Staircase Overture (1994) I wrote this piece for the BBC’s celebration of Henry Purcell, ‘Music for a While’. Purcell wrote A Staircase Overture so I decided to write Another Staircase Overture, starting, like Purcell’s, with upward-moving scale passages (staircases, I suppose). The rest of the piece is a series of snapshots and fragments of characteristic Purcellian moments.

John Woolrich

Performances 
2.1.95, Birmingham Town Hall: City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
273.99 Hawth Theatre, Crawley: Orchestra of St John's/John Lubbock
14.9.01 Blackheath Concert Halls, London: Orchestra of St John's/John Lubbock
15.9.01 Dorchester Abbey: Orchestra of St John's/John Lubbock
6.2.11 Great Hall, Dartington: Britten Sinfonia
7.2.11 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge: Britten Sinfonia
9.2.11 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: Britten Sinfonia
10.2.11 Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton: Britten Sinfonia
11.2.11 Town Hall, Birmingham: Britten Sinfonia
13.2.11 Theatre Royal, Norwich: Britten Sinfonia
19.2.11 Town Hall, Leeds: Britten Sinfonia
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