Night's Mask

(1984)

by Colin Matthews

Description
soprano and chamber ensemble of 7 players
Duration
10
Genres
Mixed Chamber Ensemble, Soprano
Text
Fernando Pessoa
Instrumentation
afl(=picc).bcl(=cl) - hn - pno - harp - vla.vlc
Languages
English
Commission
Commissioned by Patrizia Kwella
First Performance
11.6.84, Aldeburgh Festival: English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble/Patrizia Kwella/Oliver Knussen
Availability
Score (fp) 0-571-55365-6 on sale, parts for hire

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'Night's Mask' reviews

‘This quiet and introspective work takes its general feeling from the opening words, ‘We are born at sunset and we die ere morn’ … it is fascinating how Matthews can use, almost entirely, dark and subtly shifting colours, the one shaft of light quite dazzling in its radiance.' Tempo (David Denton) January 1998 Read more

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