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Spring

Spring

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
description
Spring does not set out to be a pictorial depiction of the passage of the season; instead it was the cold, fragile, rapid opening, scored for active flutes and quietly shadowing strings, that clearly suggested that time of year to me. The shape of the piece is broadly palindromic. After the chilly opening, there is a short, static section with icy sustained strings accompanying muted brass and wind chorales. The central section is the longest, the full orchestra finally being deployed in a sequence of climaxes. After this, the music eventually finds its way back to where it started. Huw Watkins
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by BBC Radio 3
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: 3(3.pic).2.3.2.cbns-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, tam-t, clash cym, 3 cowbells, s.d., b.d.)-hp-str
Performances
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2018-01-20 | Swansea (United Kingdom), Brangwyn Hall
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2018-01-19 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), St David\'s Hall — 19:30 | World Premiere
Spring does not set out to be a pictorial depiction of the passage of the season; instead it was the cold, fragile, rapid opening, scored for active flutes and quietly shadowing strings, that clearly suggested that time of year to me. The shape of the piece is broadly palindromic. After the chilly opening, there is a short, static section with icy sustained strings accompanying muted brass and wind chorales. The central section is the longest, the full orchestra finally being deployed in a sequence of climaxes. After this, the music eventually finds its way back to where it started. Huw Watkins
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by BBC Radio 3
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: 3(3.pic).2.3.2.cbns-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, tam-t, clash cym, 3 cowbells, s.d., b.d.)-hp-str
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2018-01-20 | Swansea (United Kingdom), Brangwyn Hall
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2018-01-19 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), St David\'s Hall — 19:30 | World Premiere
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