• Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Birthday Music for John (1983)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Written for John Carewe's 50th birthday

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  • 9 min

Programme Note

The 'John' is John Carewe, a conductor associated with Davies's music since the 1950s. This fiftieth birthday present is quite a substantial little piece in three movements, the first an Allegro in which the instruments take it in turns to lead, the second an Adagio dominated by the flute and the last another quick movement of lithe spirit.