The Owl and the Pussycat

YEAR COMPOSED

2017

SCORED FOR

narrator and ensemble (1.0.1.0/1.1.0.0/perc(1)/1.1.0.0.1)

N.B. narrator, flute and strings each have a pair of stones with them to click. All performers are masked: narrator, flute and strings with a plain black half-face mask; clarinet with a half-face owl mask; horn with half-face pig mask; and percussion with both a plain black half-face mask and a half-face turkey mask.

NUMBER OF MOVEMENTS

3 (played without pause)

TEXT

The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (1812-1888), with a spoken introduction by the composer.

OTHER DETAILS

commissioned by Britten Sinfonia Academy for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge