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In memoriam EMS: for string orchestra

Research output: Non-textual formComposition



Publication details

DatePublished - 2012
Media of outputScore
PublisherFaber Music Ltd.
Original languageEnglish


The first of a series of short 'postcards', commissioned by the Scottish Ensemble.

[programme note]

Stepping out into what seemed to be the first day of Spring; barely a breeze, and the sunlight warm against my face. A sequence of microtonal harmonies gradually transform into singing cello lines backed by fragments of dance and birdsong.

Bibliographical note

Commissioned by Scottish Ensemble as one of a series of 'postcards' for their 2012-13 season.

7 Violins
2 Violas
2 Cellos
Double Bass

22 October, Caird Hall, Dundee
23 October, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
24 October, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
25 October, Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
30 October, Wigmore Hall, London (live broadcast on BBC Radio 3)

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