Letters 174–179 (July 1964–January 1965)

Authored by: Sophie Fuller , Jenny Doctor

Music, Life, and Changing Times

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367244712
eBook ISBN: 9780429352720
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429282607-23

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Abstract

During this seven-month period, Maconchy continued working on her Proms commission, Variazioni concertante for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, and strings (1964–5). She heard premières of two recent works: Samson and the Gates of Gaza for chorus and orchestra (1963–4), given at Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford, and her settings for soprano and chamber orchestra of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s ‘The Starlight Night’ and ‘Peace’ (1964).

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