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Lazarus
ensemble of 7 players
2014

Lazarus was one of the winners of the Berkeley Ensemble New Cobbett prize for composition in November 2014. It is a reflection upon the story of the death and resurrection of Lazarus as told in the Gospel according to John, where each individual instrument represents a different character in the narrative.

In 2019, The Berkeley Ensemble recorded Lazarus for their disc 'Cobbett's Legacy: The New Cobbett Prize for Chamber Music' alongside works by Oliver Knussen, George Benjamin and Laurence Osborn. Listen to the recording, and find out more here.

YEAR

2014

DURATION

12 minutes

INSTRUMENTATION

Cln., Bsn., Vln., Vla., VC., DB., Pno.   

PREMIERE

Berkeley Ensemble, The Forge, Camden, 9 November 2014

RECORDING

Barnaby Martin’s haunting septet Lazarus, inspired by the New Testament story and full of arresting, keening sounds.

Andrew Clements  |  The Guardian

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