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3332 - 3231 - 2perc.timp.harp.celesta - strings
Year of composition:
National Centre for Orchestral Studies / conducted by Adrian Leaper
St John’s Smith Square, London, 31 January 1986
The title (Shadows) alludes to the patterns of light on the gigantic ferns growing in the tropical micro-climate of the Kibble Palace in Glasgow’s Botanical Gardens.
Sombras was co-winner of the Ralph Vaughan Williams/SPNM Orchestral Award 1985.
… quickly stimulat[es] the listener’s interest in the subtle patterns of light and shade of its richly woven tendrils
Robert Henderson, Daily Telegraph, 3 February 1986
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