• Peter Maxwell Davies
  • Notre Dame des Fleurs (1966)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • fl.clpercpf(cel)vn.vc
  • Soprano, Mezzo soprano, Countertenor
  • 6 min

Programme Note

BRIEF PROGRAMME NOTE

This mini-opera is based on the notion from the mediaeval bestiary that the best way to capture a unicorn is to ensnare him by placing a virgin in his way – he would automatically lay his head on her lap and thus fall an easy prey to the hunter’s arrows.