La Dame à la Licorne George Nicholson

La Dame à la Licorne cover
Duration
38 mins
Composed
2016 to 2018
Published
2019
Categories

Small Ensemble

Instrumentation
1 Flute (=piccolo), 1 Harp, 1 Violin 1, 1 Violin 2, 1 Viola, 1 Violoncello

Purchasing options

Score ISMN 9790570368723 £23.95
Parts ISMN 9790570368730 £44.95
Programme note

La Dame à la Licorne was conceived as a ballet score based on the imagery of the celebrated set of early sixteenth century Flemish tapestries housed in the Musée de Cluny in Paris. The six large movements of the piece relate directly to the six tapestry panels. The tiny Mille Fleurs movements refer to the busy, detailed backgrounds depicting plants and animals that are such a characteristic feature of the Flemish style.
Special thanks are due to Jane Keenan, who shared with me her initial thoughts about how the choreography might be approached, thereby ensuring that I kept the idea of physical movement in my mind's eye throughout the composing process.

(G.N.)