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Locke's Theatre

Locke's Theatre

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: study score
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Locke’s Theatre, an orchestral work in three short movements, takes as its departure point incidental music written for Shakespeare’s The Tempest by the seventeenth-century English composer Matthew Locke. Aspects of Locke’s idiosyncratic and daringly advanced harmonic and rhythmic language were to be adopted (some might say perfected) by his younger friend and protégé Henry Purcell. But it is the very rawness and directness of Locke’s theatre music that I wished to acknowledge and emulate. 
In each of my work's three movements – entitled respectively ‘The First Music’, ‘Rustic Music’, and ‘Curtain Music (with Storm)’ – the baroque originals, though very often submerged, remain a constant, shadowy presence. Locke’s Theatre was commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth. Ryan Wigglesworth
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Aldeburgh Music for the Britten centenary
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I The First Music
II The First Music (double)
III Rustic Music
IV Rustic Music (double)
V Curtain Music
VI Curtain Music (double)
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3719-8
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Subtitle: for orchestra
UPC: 841886028876
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: pic.2.2.3.2.cbsn-4.3.3.1-timp.4perc(glsp, vib(bow), xly, bells, tri, clash cym, 2 sus cym, Chinese cym(bow), Sizz cym, Antique cym, tam-t, clave, 4s.d., b.d., tamb, 4templeblck, 2 anvils, whip)-2hp.cel-str(12.10.8.6.6 min)
page number: 60
Locke’s Theatre, an orchestral work in three short movements, takes as its departure point incidental music written for Shakespeare’s The Tempest by the seventeenth-century English composer Matthew Locke. Aspects of Locke’s idiosyncratic and daringly advanced harmonic and rhythmic language were to be adopted (some might say perfected) by his younger friend and protégé Henry Purcell. But it is the very rawness and directness of Locke’s theatre music that I wished to acknowledge and emulate. 
In each of my work's three movements – entitled respectively ‘The First Music’, ‘Rustic Music’, and ‘Curtain Music (with Storm)’ – the baroque originals, though very often submerged, remain a constant, shadowy presence. Locke’s Theatre was commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival to mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth. Ryan Wigglesworth
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Aldeburgh Music for the Britten centenary
Binding: Saddle stitching
Content text: I The First Music
II The First Music (double)
III Rustic Music
IV Rustic Music (double)
V Curtain Music
VI Curtain Music (double)
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3719-8
Performance duration: 17'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Subtitle: for orchestra
UPC: 841886028876
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: pic.2.2.3.2.cbsn-4.3.3.1-timp.4perc(glsp, vib(bow), xly, bells, tri, clash cym, 2 sus cym, Chinese cym(bow), Sizz cym, Antique cym, tam-t, clave, 4s.d., b.d., tamb, 4templeblck, 2 anvils, whip)-2hp.cel-str(12.10.8.6.6 min)
page number: 60