Between the Hammer and the Anvil

John Woolrich (1954)

Between the Hammer and the Anvil 2008

1.0.2(Eb & Bb cl).bcl.ca.ssax.dbsn - 2.1.1.btrbn.1 - perc(3): 3 hihat.cym/2 xyl/guero/2 SD/3 susp.cym/3 jingles/picc SD/pedal BD/BD/4 tom-t/hyoshigi/siz.cym/2 claves/cast - clavinet
Duration 
25
Commissioner 
Publisher 

Between the Hammer and the Anvil' is a twenty-five minute fantasy for seventeen instruments: seven woodwind, six brass, three percussion and a clavinet. The piece switches between brittle toccatas, musical widgets, chorales and something dark and carnivalesque. The piece was commissioned by the London Sinfonietta.

John Woolrich

Performances 
28.1.09 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen
1
Flute
1
Oboe
cor anglais
3
Clarinet
1st and 2nd doubling Eb clarinet, 3rd bass clarinet
1
Saxophone
soprano sax
1
Bassoon
contrabassoon
2
Horn
1
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2nd bass trombone
1
Tuba
3
Percussion
3 hi hat cymbals, 2 xylophone, gueiro, 2 side drum, 3 suspended cymbals, 3 jingles, piccolo side drum, pedal bass drum, bass drum, 4 tom-tom, hyoshigi, sizzle cymbal, 2 claves, castanets
1
Piano
clavinet
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