Lauda 42

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A lauda for soprano, tenor, electcric guitar, viola, cello, double bass

Lauda 42

This was written for the May 2012 Vale of Glamorgan Festival and was first performed there. It is dedicated to the festival. It is one of the few laude that is both fast and loud. It takes its tempo ("tempo di Pinball Wizard"), and the opening heavy electric guitar attack, from The Who's Pinball Wizard. This idea comes from the existence of an email friendship between Gavin Bryars and The Who's Pete Townshend.