Antiphonary (wind dectet version)

for wind dectet and piano

Liz Lane

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Composer Liz Lane
Year of Composition 2012
Duration ca.8'
Forces picc, fl, ob, ca, cl, cl/bashn, 2hn, 2bn, pf
Categories (all composers) ,
Catalogue ID ce-ll1a4


Antiphonary is inspired by Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, the oldest building in the country still lived in by the same family who built it over 900 years ago; the title refers to the Berkeley family antiphonary, a large and beautifully illuminated book of liturgical texts and chants dating back to around 1457. The music traces an historical timeline of the castle’s history and also incorporates excerpts from Vivaldi arias (thought to be the only known copies) from his opera ‘La Costanza Degli-amori e de gl’odii’ (The triumphant constancy of love and hate), found in the castle muniments in 2002.

Antiphonary was commissioned for the Cardiff New Brass Festival 2011 and first performed by the Symphonic Brass of the RAF, Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral, 10 June 2011.

Antiphonary is also availble for brass ensemble and symphonic brass on Composers Edition. A brass band version of this work is also available from Wright & Round.