while your sound lingered on in lions and rocks
for two trumpets and harp

Instrumentation:

2 trumpets in C or B♭

Duration:

10' 30"

Year of composition:

Torbjörn Hultmark & Bruce Nockles  (trumpet), and Helen Tunstall (harp)/

conducted by Odaline de la Martinez

Arts & Humanities Festival 2016, the Great Hall, King’s College London, 19 October 2019

Commissioned by:

Lontano

Premiere:

Torbjörn Hultmark & Bruce Nockles  (trumpet), and Helen Tunstall (harp)/

conducted by Odaline de la Martinez

Arts & Humanities Festival 2016, the Great Hall, King’s College London, 19 October 2019

Published by:

Recorded by:

Torbjörn Hultmark & Bruce Nockles (trumpet) and Helen Tunstall (harp), conducted by Odaline de la Martinez, of gold and shadows, vol. 2, LORELT, LNT142

Inspired by Rodin’s sculpture Orpheus and the Furies, my trio for two trumpets and harp borrows its title from Rilke’s telling of the death of Orpheus at the hands of the raging maenads:

They tore you to pieces at last, in a frenzy,

while your sound lingered on in lions and rocks,

and in trees and birds. You still sing there.

 

Rainer Maria Rilke (trans. David Young),

Sonnets to Orpheus, I, 26

S.M.

Lontano, conducted by Odaline de la Martinez
Torbjörn Hultmark & Bruce Nockles (trumpet),
Helen Tunstall (harp)