Stealing a March

John Woolrich (1954)

Stealing a March 2000

1111 - 2110 - perc(2) - piano - harp - 11111
Duration 
7
Commissioner 
Publisher 

Commissioned by the Britten Sinfonia, 'Stealing a March', a seven-minute caprice for seventeen instruments, is a belated tribute to that great exemplar Frank Zappa. It is a strutting march broken up by fragments of songs and chorales and ends with a fast, raw unison.

John Woolrich

Performances 
9.2.01, Corn Exchange, Cambridge: Britten Sinfonia/Rumon Gamba
31.7.01 Ealing Festival, London: Britten Sinfonia/Rumon Gamba
25.11.01 Robinson College, Cambridge: College Ensemble/Alexis Guneratne
18.4.02 Corn Exchange, Cambridge: Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury
22.4.02 Chelmsford: Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury
8.10.02 Chelmsford: Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury
11.10.02 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge: Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury
12.10.02 St Andrew's Hall, Norwich: Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury
13.10.02 Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury: Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury
5.4.03 The Lighthouse, Poole: The Composers Ensemble/Mark Forkgen
7.7.03 City of London Festival: Britten Sinfonia
26.4.04 Kent: Composers Ensemble/Richard Baker
30.7.04 Bretton Hall College, Yorkshire: COMA Summer School/Simon Foxley
13.11.04 The Lighthouse, Poole: Composers Ensemble/Richard Baker
25.1.08 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge: Ensemble CB3/Michael Downes
25.4.09 O2 Academy, Leeds: Britten Sinfonia/Paul Hoskins
20.11.14 Milton Court, London: Britten Sinfonia Academy
21.11.14 West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge: Britten Sinfonia Academy
1
Flute
doubling piccolo
1
Oboe
1
Clarinet
Eb clarinet
1
Bassoon
2
Horn
1
Trumpet
1
Trombone
1
Violin
1
Violin II
1
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double bass
1
Harp
1
Piano
taiko, suspended cymbal, hi-hat, chinese cymbal, sleigh bells, tam-tam, tin cans
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