The third article in a series on pieces for young players from the 1960s and 70s

Curated by Composer, Sound artist and Musician, Duncan Chapman.


The Music For Young Players pieces were intended to be a performance repertoire. Elis Pehkonen (composer of My Cats) had a percussion ensemble at Cirencester school (he succeeded Peter Maxwell Davies) that toured extensively in the UK, Europe and Australia and even appeared on Blue Peter

Brian Dennis Aquarelle:

You can hear an excerpt here: 


Many of the pieces have special notations for extended effects. This is from the instruction page for EM by Vic Hoyland.

You can hear part of EM here: 


You can find the full exhibiton on the Google Cultural Institute here: http://bit.ly/2oPmzJ4


Music for Young Players - PERFORMING