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Fires Of London

Band, GB
Classical

The Fires of London, originally known as the Pierrot Players, was a British chamber music ensemble which was active from 1965 to 1987.The Pierrot Players was originally founded by Harrison Birtwistle, Alan Ray Hacker, and Stephen Pruslin. From 1967 it was under the joint direction of Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell Davies. The ensemble was originally formed to play Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and new works, often with a theatrical element, for that scoring (usually with the addition of percussion). The instrumentation proved to be too limited for Birtwistle and he left in 1970. Peter Maxwell Davies took over as sole director, renaming the group The Fires of London. It was disbanded after its 20th anniversary concert in 1987. Maxwell Davies subsequently endorsed a new group Psappha.

     
Members
PortraitMary Thomas
voc 1932-1997 GB
PortraitGary Kettel
perc, tam, cng GB
PortraitPhilippa Davies
fl
PortraitTimothy Walker
g *1943 ZA
PortraitPeter Maxwell Davies
*1934 GB
PortraitAlan Hacker
cl 1938-2012 GB
PortraitElgar Howarth
tr *1935 GB
PortraitMike Hext
tb, ts, fl
PortraitHarrison Birtwistle
*1934 GB
PortraitJudith Pearce
fl
PortraitJennifer Ward Clarke
vc 1935-2015 GB
Stephen Pruslin
p *1940 US
PortraitDuncan Druce
vl, vn GB
Roger Brenner
tb
Popular Tracks   
8 Songs For A Mad King, J. 80 on Maxwell Davies: Miss Donnithorne's Maggot; Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies & Various Artists
The Tedious Way To Natasha Ungeheuer's Apartment Show For 17 Performers: 1. Planimetry on Henze: The Tedious Way to Natasha Ungeheuer's Apartment Show for 17 performers by Hans Werner Henze, William Pearson, Fires Of London, The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble & Gunter Hampel Free Jazz Ensemble
Miss Donnithorne's Maggot, J. 121 on Maxwell Davies: Miss Donnithorne's Maggot; Eight Songs for a Mad King by Peter Maxwell Davies & Various Artists
Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848 on Renaissance and Baroque Realisations by Fires Of London & Peter Maxwell Davies
Pavan in A Major, Z 748 on Renaissance and Baroque Realisations by Fires Of London & Peter Maxwell Davies
Fantasia Upon a Ground in D Major, Z 731 on Renaissance and Baroque Realisations by Fires Of London & Peter Maxwell Davies
Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849 on Renaissance and Baroque Realisations by Fires Of London & Peter Maxwell Davies
Pavan in B-Flat Major, Z 750 on Renaissance and Baroque Realisations by Fires Of London & Peter Maxwell Davies
Fantasia Upon One Note in F Major, Z 745 on Renaissance and Baroque Realisations by Fires Of London & Peter Maxwell Davies
Ave Maris Stella on Peter Maxwell Davis: Ave Maris Stella, Image, Reflection Shadow & Runes From a Holy Island by Peter Maxwell Davies & Fires Of London

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Ave Maris Stella/Image, Reflection, Shadow • Runes From A Holy IslandPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1990Compil.
Image, Reflection, Shadow • The Bairns Of Brugh • Runes From A Holy IslandPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1984Album
Renaissance & Baroque RealisationsPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1981Album
Ave Maris Stella / Tenebrae Super GesualdoPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1981Album
Hymn To St. Magnus / Psalm 124 / Renaissance Scottish DancesPeter Maxwell Davies - Fires Of London1976Album
Pierrot Lunaire / KammersymphonieArnold Schoenberg, Fires Of London1973Album
Missa Super L'Homme Armé • From Stone To Thorn • Hymnos • AntechristPeter Maxwell Davies, Vanessa Redgrave, Mary Thomas, Alan Hacker, Stephen Pruslin, Fires Of London1972Album
Eight Songs For A Mad KingPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1971Album
Vesalii IconesPeter Maxwell Davies, Fires Of London1970Album
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