Hayes, Morgan: Boaz
For flexible ensemble
1st perf: Sharp Edge (Members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), Peter Wiegold (cond), The Warehouse, London, 23 November 2000
Written for players of intermediate grade, and an ideal contemporary music ‘workshop piece’ for Key-Stage Three music or similar educational functions, Boaz is scored for any conceivable line-up of pitched and un-pitched instruments. Improvisation, embellishment and repetition are used to create a strikingly individual movement in contemporary style, which changes uniquely at every performance. The conductor or ensemble-leader determines the length and scoring of individual sections, and the overall form of the piece, chosen from four sections of highly contrasted material. There are parts for C, Bb, Eb and F instruments, and purchase of a set of parts includes permission for additional photocopies to be made to meet the needs of the ensemble.