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Peter Dickinson

Publisher: Novello & Co

Lullaby (1982)
Work Notes
arranged from 'The Unicorns' (1982). See soloist & orchestra section
Novello & Co Ltd
Small Ensemble (2-6 players)
Year Composed
4 Minutes
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Programme Note
Peter Dickinson Lullaby (1982)
The Lullaby comes from an incomplete opera, The Unicorns, to a libretto by John Heath Stubbs. When Sarah Francis asked me for an easy oboe and piano piece, I made the oboe version of this aria and Jack Brymer and I gave the premiere of the clarinet version on the Sea Princess in the Mediterranean on September 29, 1986. As a song, the Lullaby has been recorded by Elisabeth Soderstrom, with brass, and Marilyn Hill Smith, with piano. It featured, with an apparently real unicorn, in the 1988 South Bank Show documentary on my work.

© Peter Dickinson

  • Soloist(s)
    Lullaby: Duke Dobing (flute), Peter Dickinson (piano) | Mass: Revd Donald Reeves (speaker), Jo Maggs (soprano), Meriel Dickinson (mezzo soprano), St James’s Singers, James Holland, David Johnson (percussion), John Alley (piano), Ivor Bolton (conductor) | Larkin’s Jazz: Henry Herford (baritone-speaker), The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor) | Five Forgeries: Peter Dickinson, John Flinders (piano) | Air, Metamorphosis: Duke Dobing (flute)
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