alizarin sun (2006)

alizarin sun, as with many of my recent pieces uses techniques inspired by fine art. The piece concerns itself mainly with a series of musical objects that are presented in slightly different forms throughout the work and shadowed in several layers using different registers and instrumental combinations. Over the course of the single movement work each of the elements is in constant flux, as if examining a colour under changing light.
alizarin sun was written for the Hallé Orchestra and first performed 26th October 2006 at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, conducted by Rory Macdonald. The work is dedicated to the memory of WHF Grove.

instrumentation:
orchestra
2.2.2.3 | 4.2.3.1 | Timp. | 3 perc. | Hp | strings
duration: 6 minutes ~

page 10 of score
[page 10, bars 49-52]