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Symphony (Broken Consort)

for orchestra
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A symphony is not only a large-scale orchestral work, but one that sets out to integrate contrasting material into one unified structure.  So, to include the idea of something broken in the title may seem a little curious.  'Broken Consort' is sometimes used for a non-homogeneous ensemble (in Elizabethan music), but is here used for the presence within the orchestra of a 'gypsy ensemble' (cimbalom, piano accordion, electric violin and mandolin) that influences the orchestral fabric with its unusual timbres. John Casken

Orchestral Cast

pic.2.2.ca.2(2.Ebcl).cbcl.2.cbsn-4.3.2.btbn.1-timp.4perc(crot, vib, tub bells, sizz cym, clash cym, 3Swiss cow bell, Latin cow bell, 4Thai gong, 2tam-t, 2bng, b.d, 4r. toms, marac, clav, tempbl, vibraslap)-electric vn.mandolin.cimbalom.hp.accordion.pno-str( maximum)


I ♩ =48
II minim =54

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Symphony (Broken Consort)
for orchestra
Performance material
Schott Music
Year of composition:
2003 - 2004
30 ′
World Premiere:
July 22, 2004 · London (UK)
Royal Albert Hall
BBC Proms 2004
Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda · BBC Philharmonic

Commissioned work :
Commissioned by the BBC

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Product number:
LSL 10001-01


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  • Symphony (Broken Consort)
    BBC Proms 2004
    Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic
    July 22, 2004 | London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Royal Albert Hall — World Premiere
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