Keith Tippett's Tapestry


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Two days ago at the Band on the Wall in Manchester, this recently formed 21-piece orchestra gave the first performance of `First Weaving' by Keith Tippett, a Radio 3 commission.

Geoffrey Smith introduces a recording of that performance and talks to Keith Tippett during the interval about various facets of his music.

The first half of the concert is made up of small group performances by members of Tapestry, which includes Mark Charig (cornet), Pino Minafra (trumpet), Elton Dean (saxophones), Gianluigi Trovesi (alto sax/clarinets), Paul Dunmall (tenor sax/clarinet/bagpipes), Louis Moholo (drums) and Keith Tippett himself on piano.