|4 flutes (3 rd doubling Piccolo, 4th doubling Alto ??), 3 oboes (3 rd doubling Cor anglais), 4 clarinets (??doubling E flat, ?? bass clarinet), 2 saxophones (sop & alto ??), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon; 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; 5 percussion; harp, piano (doubling celesta); strings. (38')|
|First performed by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, in a studio concert at New Broadcasting House, Manchester on 3rd April 1981. On August 5th 1990, the National Youth Orchestra, conducted by Mathias Bamert, performed the work at the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. On May 4th 2007 it was performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conducted by Jac van Steen, at St. David's Hall, Cardiff; this performance was broadcast on Radio 3 on May 5th 2008.