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A Vision and a Journey, Op.60

Category Orchestral > Other Orchestral Works
Composed 1992-1993, revised 1996-97
Duration (approx) 22 minutes

Large orchestra: 3(III=picc). 3(III=ca). 3(III=bcl).3(III=cbsn) - - timp - perc(3): BD/conga/bongos/2 susp. cym/ch.cym/2 tam-t/tamb/tgl/cast/2 c. bell/vib/mar/glsp/9 crot/5 t. bell - cel - harp - strings

Recording(s) Matthews: Orchestral Works
Publisher Faber Music

BBC for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

First performance 21 October 1993
Venue Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Orchestra / Ensemble BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Review Peter Marchbank, The Guardian, October 1993

It is a tightly-knit symphonic structure: an imaginary journey over a vast plain interrupted by a number of visionary moments each of which redirects the course of the journey ... The lyricism shines out and one is instantly aware that this is music by a composer who is very much a part of the great English tradition.