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date: 22 November 2019

Babylonian drumlocked

  • Laurence Libin


Name given to an exceptionally large bass drum tuned to D, made specifically for the processional march in Benjamin Britten’s second church parable, The Burning Fiery Furnace (1966). This unique drum, probably designed for Britten by the percussionist James Blades and constructed under Blades’s supervision, seems now to be lost....

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