In memoriam EMS: for string orchestra

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFaber Music Ltd.
Media of outputScore
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventScottish Ensemble performance - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Oct 2012 → …

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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