Vic Hoyland


Premiere performance at Snape Maltings by the Essex Youth Orchestra with various schools, conducted by Graham Treacher, produced and directed by Andrew Coggins and designed by Kate Owen.

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

And who could forget the blue butterfly?


Production design and photo by Kate Owen.

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