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Richard Rodney Bennett

Publisher: Novello & Co

A History of the Thé Dansant (1994),
commissioned for the 21st anniversary of the Burnham Market Concerts with financial assistance from the Eastern Arts Board and The Lady Margaret Douglas-Home Trust.
Work Notes
A History of the Thé Dansant was written for and first performed by Barbara Rearick and Martin Jones in Burnham Market in August 1994. This work is a setting of poems by MR Peacocke, the composer's sisterm which were suggested by the discovery of a collection of snapshots of the composer's parents on holiday in the South of France in the 1920's with their friend Roger Quilter. The poems are taken from 'Selves' by M R Peacocke (Peterloo Poets, 1995).
Text Writer
M R Peacocke
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players
Year Composed
1994
Duration
9 Minutes
Orchestration
Alternate Orchestration
mezzo-soprano; 1(pic)111/0+hn.0.0.0/perc/hp/str
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Richard Rodney Bennett A History of the Thé Dansant (1994),
Commissioned for the twenty first anniversary of the Burnham Market Concerts, with financial assistance from the Eastern Arts Board and the Lady Margaret Douglas-Home Trust, A History of the Thé Dansant was written for and first performed by Barbara Rearick and Martin Jones in Burnham Market in August 1994. This work is a setting of poems by M R Peacocke, the composer's sister, which were suggested by the discovery of a collection of snapshots of the composer's parents on holiday in the South of France in the 1920's with their friend Roger Quilter. The poems are taken from 'Selves' by M R Peacocke (Peterloo Poets (1995).

  • Soloist(s)
    Sophie Daneman, soprano; Susan Bickley, mezzo soprano; Benjamin Hulett, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Oliver Coates, cello; Iain Burnside, piano
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