ecco Eco Anthony Gilbert

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50 mins

Solos, Duos & Trios Trios

1 Flute, 1 B-flat Clarinet, 1 Vibraphone

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flute, clarinet and vibraphone

Programme note

This is an offshoot of a rather larger 50th-birthday greeting I’m hoping to write for Simon Holt, responding to Echo, a magical installation at St Mary’s, York by visual artist Susie MacMurray.  The free-flowing melodic lines are shaped by an elegant bell-ringing method known as 'York Surprise' – the surprise here being the discovery in final draft that the method had produced, within the piece’s 50-second duration, 50 pitch-intervals of a second and 50 of a third.

ecco Eco was commissioned by the group Radius with funds provided by Ian Vine.