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Variations on Bach's Chorale Die Nacht ist Kommen, Op.40

Category Orchestral > String Orchestra
Composed 1986
Duration (approx) 16 minutes

24 or more strings (min

Recording(s) Symphony No.9 Part of the 21st Century Symphony Project
Publisher Faber Music

The English Chamber Orchestra with funds from
the Arts Council of Great Britain

First performance 23 March 1987
Venue Uppingham School
Orchestra / Ensemble English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Carl Davis
Review Richard Morrison, The Times, 20 April 1987

The work is highly resourceful in its use of contrasting textures and its gradual uncovering of the original Bach chorale…