Tansy Davies’s work Residuum received much acclaim after its premiere performance by the Orchestra of the Swan at Civic Hall, Stratford-upon-Avon 8 November 2004. The work for two solo violins, solo cello and string orchestra was greatly inspired by the music of Tippett, linking in nicely with the late composer’s centenary celebrations. The contrast to Davies’s other electronic-inspired works illustrates the great talent this composer has for creating a range of varied music, leaving audiences in wonder.
‘Tansy Davies' 'Residuum', commissioned by TOOTS and premiered here, takes the Tippett model for its homage to Dowland's Lachrymae (and therefore nods to Britten who reworked the same melody). Meticulously scored and organic in its growth this 17-minute piece deserves a place in the repertoire.’
Birmingham Post, (Christopher Morley), 8 November 2004