The coroner's report

Holt, S. (2004) The coroner's report. [Composition]

Abstract

Scored for alto flute (doubling piccolo), contrabassoon, horn, trumpet in Bb, harp, piano (doubling celesta), 2 violins and viola, duration 18 minutes. The Coroner’s Report is the second of three satellite pieces connected with the 2003 music-theatre piece Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?, which concerns the unsolved case of a woman’s body found stuffed in a wych elm in the early 1940s by four boys out bird’s nesting. The piece was commissioned by the BBC and first performed on 6 September 2004 at the BBC Proms by the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Nicholas Daniel.

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