1.5 minutes
Writing Eleven Pipers Piping was extremely fun — the piece is an evocation of the huge sound produced by a brass section. Although the original lyric probably refers to bagpipers rather than trumpeters, I couldn’t resist writing something big and brassy for the Corvus Consort
Producing a 60 second miniature might sound like a simple brief, but crafting a satisfying and developed work with just half a minute is no easy feat. Listen out for the alliteration of percussive ‘P’s and the hidden 11-beat pattern!
Premiered by the Corvus Consort at St James' Church, Islington 2021.​​​​​​​
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