Pico's Flight

Description: 

(Text after Pico della Mirandola and Francis Bacon)
Duration: 18’
Instrumentation (i): solo soprano voice and orchestra.
2+1, 2(1), 2+ bs.cl,1+1:
3,2,2,0;
piano; timpani + percussion (2 or 3 players),
strings (5.5.5.5.3 minimum; 9.8.7.6.5 preferred).
Commissioned by the Royal Holloway College, Egham, for its centenary.
First performance: Royal Holloway College, 25 February 1986
Instrumentation (ii) (version with chamber orchestra)
Solo soprano voice,
1 (picc.). 2 (CA), 2 (contra.).
2.0.0.0;
Percussion (one player)
Piano
Strings (9.8.4.4.2.)
First Performance: Haymarket Theatre, Leicester  11th February 1990