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The sinking of the Titanic

Author: Gavin BryarsCamilla ThorntonZiella BryarsOrlanda BryarsLucy Thornton, violoncellist.All authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Point Music, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aleatory music
Songs and music
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Bryars; Camilla Thornton; Ziella Bryars; Orlanda Bryars; Lucy Thornton, violoncellist.; Christopher Barnett, conductor.; Gavin Bryars Ensemble.; Wenhaston Boys' Choir.
OCLC Number: 32197581
Language Note: Vocal portions in English.
Notes: Chance composition; this version for 3 violas, 2 violoncellos, bass, bass clarinet, percussion (1 performer), tenor horn/percussion/Korg Ml keyboard (1 performer), guitar; with, additional strings (viola, 3 violoncellos)--performed by children, and children's chorus.
Based on thematic material emanating from and inspired by reports of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic; incorporates reminiscences from two survivors.
Ed. recorded: Mnemonic Publishing.
Compact disc.
Program notes by the composer ([12] p. : ill.)--inserted in container.
Performer(s): Gavin Bryars Ensemble (Alexander Balanescu, Jonathan Carney, Bill Hawkes, viola ; Sophie Harris, Caroline Dale, violoncello ; Gavin Bryars, bass, octave pedals ; Roger Heaton, bass-clarinet ; Dave Smith, tenor horn, percussion, Korg M1 keyboard ; Martin Allen, percussion ; James Woodrow, guitar ; Chris Ekers, sound designer) ; Camilla Thornton, viola ; Ziella Bryars, Orlanda Bryars, Lucy Thornton, violoncello ; The Wenhaston Boys' Choir, Christopher Barnett, director.
Event notes: Recorded at Le Chateau d'Eau, Bourges; Westleton Church, Suffolk; and DAT Studios, Cricklewood, London.
Description: 1 audio disc (62 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Opening Part I (1:57) --
Titanic hymn (Autumn) (5:10) --
Hymn II (5:26) --
Interlude (4:35) --
Hymn III (7:48) --
Hymn IV (Aughton) (6:25) --
Opening Part II (6:08) --
Titanic Lament (5:27) --
Woodblocks (11:47) --
Last hymn (1:47) --
Coda (4:23).
Responsibility: Gavin Bryars.

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