Alto flute, bass clarinet, *percussion (2 players), viola, cello, mezzo-soprano obbligato (without words)
Programme Note by Paul Griffiths
Lady Lothian dances to slow steps in common time. Davies provides a gentle duet for alto flute and marimba, with the singer and remaining players ideally to be heard from a distance, invisibly; their music enters mysteriously some way into the piece. There are no words; the voice doubles the viola, except when it is left lilting alone at the end.
‘Lady Lothian’s Lilt’ is from a collection of 11 volumes of music colllected by the Earls of Panmure between the 16th and 17th century and now deposited in the National Library of Scotland.
Dartington Summer School, Devon
Wednesday, 20 August 1975
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