• Simon Holt
  • all fall down (1994)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by the Nash Ensemble

Revised 2008

  • cl(Ebcl,bcl)/hn/pf/vn.va.vc
  • 9 min

Programme Note

The title stems from the well-known plague rhyme:

Ring a, ring a roses;
A pocketful of posies,
Ashes, Ashes, all fall down.

This title seemed appropriate when writing the piece – in fact I can’t imagine it having any other, but I’m still not entirely sure why. It's dedicated to my friend and tutor, Tony Gilbert on his 60th birthday and to his partner Raymonde Sassoon, with much affection.

© Simon Holt


Holt: All Fall Down


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