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In the Dark Time, Op.38

Category Orchestral > Other Orchestral Works
Composed 1984-1985
Duration (approx) 29 minutes

Large orchestra: 2(=picc). afl(=picc). 2(II=ca). ca(=ob). 2(II=Ebcl). bcl(=cl). cbcl. 3(III=cbsn) - - timp - perc(4): 2 BD/2 conga/bongos/tamb/3 susp. cym/chic. cym/ch. cym/guiro/tam-t/9 tuned gong/bell plate/tgl/tpl.bells/jingles/ant.cym/8 crot/glsp/vib/mar - gtr - cel (=pno) - harp - strings (min

Recording(s) In The Dark Time & Chaconne
Publisher Faber Music


First performance 11 December 1985
Venue Royal Festival Hall, London
Orchestra / Ensemble BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Mark Elder
Review David Cairns, The Sunday Times, 15 December 1985

… a subtle and tumultuous symphonic poem … my interest was gripped by the confident breadth of the melodic writing and the richness and delicacy of orchestral invention … it is a piece of impressive large-scale musical thinking, full of exciting sounds and freshly heard harmony.