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St Michael

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Peter Maxwell Davies

Peter Maxwell Davies

General Info

Year: 1957
Duration: c. 17:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schott
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - Rental    |   Score Only (print) - $20.95


1. Moderato
2. Allegro
3. Lento
4. Allegro
5. Adagio


Full Score
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bassoon I-II (II doubling Contrabassoon)
Horn in F I-II-III
D Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

St. Michael was composed while the composer was in Rome. The work consists musical material derived from chants used in the Requiem Mass and uses similar antiphonal effects to Gabrieli. It was premiered on 17 July 1959 at the Cheltenham Festival by members of the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies conducting.

Commercial Discography

  • Audio LP: Louisville Orchestra (Jorge Mester conductor) - First Edition Records LS-756

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Joven Orquesta Nacional de España – 7 January 2008
  • Kristiansand Symfoniorkester (Ingar Bergby, conductor) – 26 April 2007

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Henderson, R. (1961). Peter Maxwell Davies. The Musical Times Vol. 102 (1424), p. 624-626.
  • Smith, C. J. (1995). Peter Maxwell Davies: A bio-bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.