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Stewart Copeland

Publisher: AMP

Sheriff of Luxembourg (2017)
Palmyra Music
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
Year Composed
10 Minutes
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Programme Note
Stewart Copeland Sheriff of Luxembourg (2017)
Composer note:
The young Sheriff rides into town on a fearsome chariot. Straight to the hall of culture he drive his furies, therein to release his quiver of crotchets and quavers, to smite wood and steel in mauling pursuit of the dark sinews of Satanic pulse. Cajoling at first, the opening salvos seem harmless but the young master gathers pace. Soon he is astride the beast! Upward raised his fiery sword…yet soft! It is a gentle song that he sings, whispering persuasion into the horned ear. The Beguiler is himself entranced! Disarmed! And harnessed.

With ready hearts the folk of Luxembourg gather the reins and unleash their loins to partake themselves of the elemental pulse. Joyous voices uplifted and surging bodies joined, deep chested Hosannas they sing!

And in the end, as the Sheriff sated now quietly takes his leave, a small urchin witness ponders. Who has persuaded whom?

Bring earplugs.

— Stewart Copeland

  • 22 OCT 2017
    Sheriff of Luxembourg World Premiere
    Philharmonie, Köln, Germany
    Christoph Sietzen, percussion

    Other Dates:
    5 January 2018 - Jerwood Hall, London, UK
    16 January 2018 - Philharmonie, Luxembourg
    18 January 2018 - Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
    27 January 2018 - Sage, Gateshead, UK
    11 February 2018 - Gulbankian, Lisbon, Portugal
    14 February 2018 - Palau, Barcelona, Spain
    23 March 2018 - Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
    12 April 2018 - Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
    14 May 2018 - Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
    16 May 2018 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    19 May 2018 - Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
    6 November - Museum Frieder Burda , Baden-Baden, Germany
    29 January 2018 - Town Hall, Birmingham, UK
    4 November - MÜPA, Budapest, Hungary
    16 December - Konzerthaus, Dortmund, Germany

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