LET MUSIC LIVE! (2) op.491 (September 1996)

A short concert piece for chorus and even more enormous orchestra
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Music for Youth
Instrumentation: 3333 4331 timp 2pc organ harp strings (but all the parts enormously multiplied for this performance (100 cellos, 25 timpani etc)
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Note on Lyrics: Lyrics by Howard Blake
Duration: 6 mins
First Performance: November 28th 1996 Symphony Hall Birmingham Simon Rattle
Sheet Music Available
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Recordings Available
A recording was made by Classic FM


An attempt to win the title of 'largest orchestra in the world'. 2,800 players. Producer Larry Westland.

Related Works

'LET MUSIC LIVE!' op.426 (July 1991)
A short concert piece commissioned for chorus and enormous orchestra, conducted by Simon Rattle (first version)
'SUSSEX PRELUDE' op.488 (October 1996)
A short overture for orchestra,based on 'Let Music Live', commissioned by The Mid-Sussex Sinfonia

Related Autobiography Chapters

Simon Rattle's 'largest orchestra in the world' and a house in Sweden (1996)

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