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Above the Clouds
...the brightness of snow

Duration: 10 minutes
Opus: 65
Date: 2013



Re-working, as a stand-alone movement, of the last movement of Symphony No.3 "Fire in the Snow". 

"Bright, from fields where the snow lies thick,
From sunk fields to the latch's click
You come; and your eyes, most watchful, glow,
Seeing in the firelight the brightness of snow."

(extract from Fire in the Snow by Vernon Watkins)

3/1.26+1.2+1.2 | | T+3 | Hp. | Pno./Cel. |stgs

Commissioned by

Alun Francis & Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM

First performance

Premièred by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Jac van Steen at BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff in February 2011.

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