Vic Hoyland


a music theatre work for orchestra and 3 groups of young people (min.25 per group)

3-0 – 3-3-3-0 – 4 perc, vib – hp, cel, str

30’ 00” duration 1979

Commissioned by Essex Youth Orchestra

1st Performance

August 1979 Aldeburgh, Essex Youth Orchestra, Graham Treacher, then 30th September at Riverside Studios, London


Hoyland’s orchestral imagination is considerable and his obvious enjoyment of the physical impact of sound is ideally suited to the enthusiasms of young players. Xingu works.
Richard Bernas, Financial Times, Oct 1979

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