In the Dark Time


by David Matthews

symphonic poem for large orchestra
Full Orchestra
2(=picc).afl(=picc).2(II=ca).ca(=ob).2(II=Ebcl).bcl(=cl).cbcl.3(III=cbsn) - 4431 - timp - perc(4): 2 BD/2 conga/bongos/tamb/3 susp.cym/chic.cym/ch.cym/guiro/tam-t/9 tuned gong/bell plate/tgl/tpl.bells/jingles/ant.cym/8 crot/glsp/vib/mar - gtr - cel(=pno) - harp - strings (min
Commissioned by the BBC
First Performance
11.12.85, Royal Festival Hall, London: BBC Symphony Orchestra/Mark Elder

Study score 0-571-55727-9 (fp) on sale, full score and parts for hire

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'… a subtle and tumultuous symphonic poem… my interest was gripped by the confident breadth of the melodic writing and the richness and delicacy of orchestral invention … It is a piece of impressive large-scale musical thinking, full of exciting sounds and freshly heard harmonies' The Sunday Times (David Cairns), 15 December 1985 Read more

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