Peter Maxwell Davies: Concert Suite From The Boy Friend (Full Score)

Books | Orchestra

Publisher: Chester Music
Format: Sheet Music | Score
In 1971 Davies adapted the original Sandy Wilson music, and wrote some of his own, for Ken Russell's film of The Boy Friend. The music, like the film, goes way over the top in reviving the style of the 1930s, and the suite includes careful and wickedly acute notations of period conventions; swoops, sickly vibratos, toy percussion instruments and the rest. Arrangements of the songs, with piano links, are followed by a fantasy in which the heroine dreams up dances by Davies himself.
Published on: 06 June 2001
No of pages: 164
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH63492