The Clock

The Clock

Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ – watch the working clock mechanism in a glass box, displayed in the foyer of the Mechanical Engineering Department.

Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Listening Suggestion

Find a position near the clock where you can see its mechanism move. Find another. 

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Listen to the music composed for the Clock, Imperial College

Programme Notes 

“The Devil in the Clock’ is written for thirteen instruments: four wind, five strings, a couple of brass,  marimba and harp. I’ve chosen some of the mellower, darker cousins of instruments (cor anglais, alto flute, double bassoon for instance) and opted for instruments which can blend together to play the long melody which threads its way through the piece.

Performance Credits

Members of London Sinfonietta Academy

Conductor: Andrew Gourlay

Alto flute: Holly Melia

Clarinet: Harry Michalas

Contra Basson: Rosie Burton

Horn: Rebecca Alexander

Trombone: Rory Cartmell

Percussion: Sarah Cresswell

Harp: Claudia Studer

Violin: Alice Barron, Amy Tress

Viola: Glen Donnelly

Violoncello: Alice Purton, Clare Graham

Contrabass: Jim Vandespar

Composer: John Woolrich

Producer: Lyndon Jones

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