• Cheryl Frances-Hoad
  • A Young Person's Guide to Composition (2013)
    (Variations on a Theme of Benjamin Britten)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • 2+pic.2.2.24.2.2+btbn.1timp.4perchpstr
  • Young Performers (all instruments)
  • 24 min

Programme Note

This piece was commissioned by the London Chamber Orchestra as part of its Music Junction project in 2014. Music Junction is a creative music-making project that aims to engender a lasting love of music and to increase empathy between young people from different backgrounds.

The first performance was given on 22 May 2014 at Cadogan Hall, London by the London Chamber Orchestra alongside young people from Kent, Berkshire, Waltham Forest and Havering, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green.

The work was composed using motives, melodies and rhythmic ideas created by the young people involved in response to the four emotions (chosen by the composer) of Hope, Excitement, Courage, and Pride, as well the melody from Benjamin Britten’s Begone, Dull Care! from Friday Afternoons.

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