Hoquetus David (1996) after Machaut
s sax, b cl, tpt, tbn, pno, 2 perc, 2 vln, vla, vcl, db
duration: 8 minutes
First performance by Charlie Barber + Band at St Giles Church, London on 18 June 1996 with Simon Stewart (soprano saxophone), James Scannell (bass clarinet), Alan MacDonald (trumpet), John Randall (trombone), Ruth Wall (piano), Simon Limbrick (percussion), Tim Wright (percussion), Chris Koh (violin), Tim Davies (violin), Madeleine Zagni (viola), Sharon MacKinley (cello), Tony Abell (double bass)
A new orchestration of Hoquetus David composed by Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300 – April 1377). The Hoquetus is unique in Machaut’s output. A textless piece, it is laid out in three parts, with eight identical rhythmic repetitions overlapping with three statements of the melody.