Firewheel Philip Cashian

Firewheel cover
Duration
9 mins
Composed
2013
Categories

Small Ensemble Quintet

Instrumentation
1 Piccolo(=Flute), 1 B-flat Clarinet (=Bass Clarinet in B-flat), 1 Vibraphone, 1 Violin, 1 Violoncello

Purchasing options

Score ISMN 57036-616-3 £9.95
Firewheel Anthology (Score) ISMN 57036-615-6 £29.95

for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin and cello

 

Programme note

Commissioned by Dark Inventions with funding from the Britten-Pears Foundation.

The title Firewheel is borrowed from the painting of the same name by British artist Bryan Wynter (1915-1975). In recent years I've been fascinated by his brilliantly coloured late abstract paintings and their allusion to patterning found in the natural world. My piece is playful in character, conceived in layers and grows out of repetition, line and ostinati.

Premiere
Dark Inventions cond. Christopher Leedham, The Engine House, Manchester, 8th May 2014
Performances
Included in
  • Firewheel Anthology cover

    Firewheel Anthology

    Vibrant chamber ensemble pieces and songs by emerging composers, written for Dark Inventions.

Recordings