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979-0-57036-616-3 Firewheel – Score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£9.95)
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Description

Part of the Firewheel Anthology collection

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

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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.

Details

Categories
Duration
9 minutes
Premiere
Dark Inventions cond. Christopher Leedham, The Engine House, Manchester, 8th May 2014
Scoring
1 Piccolo(=Flute), 1 B-flat Clarinet (=Bass Clarinet in B-flat), 1 Vibraphone, 1 Violin, 1 Violoncello
Composition date
2013

Recordings

Firewheel Dark Inventions, cond. Christopher Leedham, soprano Stef Conner 26th February 2016

Performances

16 May 2014

Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

12 May 2014

The Lit & Phil

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

11 May 2014

Left Bank, Leeds

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

10 May 2014

National Centre for Early Music, York

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham

8 May 2014

The Engine House, Manchester

Dark Inventions and Stef Conner (voice) cond. Christopher Leedham