Instrumentation

picc.2.2.ca.ebcl.1.bcl.2.cbsn - 4331 - timp - perc(3): glsp/vib/xyl/mar/t.bells/crot/c.bells/susp.cym/crash.cym/sizz.cym/Chinese.cym/hi-hat.cym/2 tgl/2 temple blocks/ratchet/cabasa/sleigh bells/plastic bag full of crinkled paper/roto-t/tom-t/conga/snare drum/BD/tam- harp - pno - strings

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Score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

In Hidd’n Blue, a deep, mysterious blue has been overlaid with swirling, lighter colours, and the lines of music function like the trees whose branches repeatedly divide in counterpoint to the base shade.

Nowadays society is dominated by uncertainty – in this work I wanted everything to seem simultaneously safe and unbalanced. Technically, the main material of the piece is a large canon but it rarely appears on the surface of the music: it is hidden. I am very interested in the union of opposites, and the use of extreme sonorities is a constant throughout the piece.

Francisco Coll

Reviews

‘A pointillistic canvas of glistening colours, with small motives that bounced from instrument to instrument. It was all about sonority. The piece moved from high, ethereal and gleaming sounds to dark, low rumbles in the trombones and piano… an engaging opener.’
Cincinnati Business Courier (Janelle Gelfand), 26 October 2019

Hidd'n Blue

Monumental Theater (Madrid, Spain)

Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Nuno Coelho

Hidd'n Blue

Monumental Theater (Madrid, Spain)

Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Nuno Coelho

Hidd'n Blue

Cincinnati Music Hall (Cincinnati, OH, USA)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Gimeno

Hidd'n Blue

Cincinnati Music Hall (Cincinnati, OH, USA)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Gimeno

Hidd'n Blue

Palau de la Música (Valencia, Spain)

Orquesta de Valencia, Ramon Tebar