After Sunrise


chamber orchestra
Chamber/Small Orchestra
2(II=picc) - 4000 - harp - strings (min. 65431 players)

Commissioned by Caroline Grace for her sister Ginny's 40th birthday

First Performance
24.5.03, Tunbridge Wells Festival, Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, UK: City of London Sinfonia/Matthew Taylor

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Programme Notes

Most of After Sunrise was written in Sydney in the autumn of 2000. The piece is a companion to another chamber orchestra work, Aubade. As in Aubade, After Sunrise is to some extent based on birdsong, in this case a particularly insistent dove which I could hear all the time while I was working. After Sunrise is in three sections, slow-fast-slow. The outer sections are broad and lyrical with a lively dance in the centre. The piece was commissioned by Caroline Grace for the 40th birthday of her sister Ginny, to whom it is dedicated.

© David Matthews

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