*STRONGER THAN THE SUN op.254 (October 1977)

Score for the BBC TV film written by Stephen Poliakoff in the Play for Today series
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: BBC TV 'Play for Today'
Instrumentation: 6va,6vc,cb,pno,perc
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Duration: 30 mins
First Performance: Players from the RPO, BBC Lime Grove Oct 18 1977


Directed by Michael Apted, featuring Francesca Annis and Tom Bell

This strong and controversial play confronted the nuclear problem by having an employee of an atomic energy station commit suicide in protest at nuclear proliferation. The music proved to have staying power, first acting as the score for a ballet on the crucifixion, Robert North's The Annunciation' (1979) and later as thematic material in Stabat Mater (2001), later renamed 'The Passion of Mary' (2006)

Related Works

'*THE ANNUNCIATION' op.287 (August 1979)
Ballet in one act choreographed by Robert North

Related Autobiography Chapters

Piano Quartet, Remarkable Rocket, New National Songbook, Reflections (1974)
The Duellists,Stronger than the sun,Leda and the Swan (1977)

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