• Richard Rodney Bennett
  • A History of the Thé Dansant (1994)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Commissioned for the 21st anniversary of the Burnham Market Concerts with financial assistance from the Eastern Arts Board and The Lady Margaret Douglas-Home Trust.

A History of the Thé Dansant was written for and first performed by Barbara Rearick and Martin Jones in Burnham Market in August 1994. This work is a setting of poems by MR Peacocke, the composer's sisterm which were suggested by the discovery of a collection of snapshots of the composer's parents on holiday in the South of France in the 1920's with their friend Roger Quilter. The poems are taken from 'Selves' by M R Peacocke (Peterloo Poets, 1995).

  • Mezzo sopranopf
  • mezzo-soprano; 1(pic)111/0+hn.0.0.0/perc/hp/str
  • 9 min

Programme Note

Commissioned for the twenty first anniversary of the Burnham Market Concerts, with financial assistance from the Eastern Arts Board and the Lady Margaret Douglas-Home Trust, A History of the Thé Dansant was written for and first performed by Barbara Rearick and Martin Jones in Burnham Market in August 1994. This work is a setting of poems by M R Peacocke, the composer's sister, which were suggested by the discovery of a collection of snapshots of the composer's parents on holiday in the South of France in the 1920's with their friend Roger Quilter. The poems are taken from 'Selves' by M R Peacocke (Peterloo Poets (1995).

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