Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

A Reel of Spindrift, Sky

For youth orchestra

opus number: 309
completion date: 2011
duration: approx. 10 minutes
scoring: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Tumpets (in B flat), 2 Percussion players, Strings

*percussions - Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine, Side Drum (with snares), Bass Drum
world premiere: 15 September 2011, Saad Palace, Erbil, Iraq
dedication: "For Paul MacAlindin and the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq and dedicated to H.R.H. Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on the occasion of their marriage"
publisher: Schott
category: Orchestral work
programme note: This concert overture was written as a tribute to the Iraq National Youth Orchestra, in appreciation of their pioneering and healing work in circumstances I can only imagine. It is also dedicated to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the occasion of their wedding.
The work is full of echoes of the nature and folk music of the Scottish Northern Isles, and all sections of the orchestra are given a chance to shine.

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
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