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Above the Clouds
Vanishing Light

Duration: 8 minutes
Opus: 48
Date: 2006, revised 2022

ORIANA

Information

This work was originally composed in 2006 as a companion piece to "Forest of Dreams" - both works were written for the Thuringen Philharmonie during my time as their Composer-in-Association.

 

The piece is dedicated to Alun Francis, who conducted the first performance and was commissioned by the Thuringen Philharmonie with funds provided by the National Welsh-American Foundation, the Welsh Music Guild and the National Eisteddfod of Wales. 

The work is a depiction of the last closing rays of sunlight of a day in late Summer/early Autumn, beside a lake at the edge of a forest, as the dusk settles and everything dissolves into mist.

Instrumentation

2+1.2+1.2+1.2 | 4.1.0.0 | T+1 | Hp. | stgs.

Commissioned by

Thuringen Philharmonie with funds provided by the National Welsh-American Foundation, the Welsh Music Guild and the National Eisteddfod of Wales

First performance

Thuringen Philharmonie, conducted by Alun Francis
Kultur Haus, Gotha, Germany - 11th January 2006

Score & Audio
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