Concert

FIRST BORN - for solo violin and string orchestra

Commissioned by New Bristol Sinfonia

First performance:
Victoria Rooms, Bristol, 16 September 2000
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Conductor: Jonathan James
New Bristol Sinfonia

Duration: 22 minutes


A programmatic work which came into being through a desire to harness my response to some of the stronger experiences through the period prior to, during, and after the birth of my first son. Much of the language chromatic, with the work also drawing in a retrospective way on a continuation of the lyricism of English string music.

First Born - audio excerpt - click to enlarge

First Born - audio excerpt

Solo violin - Krzysztof Smietana
Conductor - Jonathan James
New Bristol Sinfonia

 
First Born - audio excerpt 2 - click to enlarge

First Born - audio excerpt 2

Solo violin - Krzysztof Smietana
Conductor - Jonathan James
New Bristol Sinfonia

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