X: Xylophone Sonata
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Best of British Classical Music: an A-Z
24. X: Xylophone Sonata
If you think it’s a cop out to pick a xylophone piece for the letter X, have a listen to Pitfield’s buzzing <i>Xylophone Sonata</i> and think again! Pitfield cited Vaughan Williams and Delius as influences, but his sonata is a fun-filled example of British eccentricity rather than pastoral charms.