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Programme notes by John Fallas







A selection of my notes on individual pieces. Please be aware that most of these notes were commissioned by CD labels or performing groups for specific occasions, and whilst I am usually the copyright holder, it would be courteous to seek permission from both me and the original commissioner before reproducing any of these notes.


You can seek such permission, or contact me about writing new programme notes, at the email address below.


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  • Luciano Berio: Coro for voices & instruments
  • Benet Casablancas: Set escenes de Hamlet/Seven Scenes from Hamlet (speaker & orchestra)
  • Judith Weir: The Welcome Arrival of Rain (orchestra)





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