• Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Buxtehude: 'Also Hat Gott die Welt Geliebet' (1970)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • flhpd(cel)vn.vc
  • Soprano
  • 12 min
  • There are no performances of this work

Programme Note

The secure Baroque world is slid apart to reveal something a little less comfortable. Davies begins with an arrangement of the area that blithely reproduces trio-sonata scoring, but then the soprano falls silent and the flute quietly takes up her octaves as sevenths, introducing a new instrumental movement of modern uncertainty. This subsides so that the soprano can continue with her alleluia as if nothing had happened.