Solitary City for french horn and string orchestra (1997)
c. 10 mins: Grade 8+
A virtuosic piece written in response to a passage from Lamentations: ‘How does the city sit solitary, that was full of people’.
The piece describes a ruined and deserted city: musical fragments, like fragments of buildings, echo between horn and strings, continually developing, changing, and metamorphosing, while there is a sense of continual movement as if a visitor is passing through the landscape. Commissioned by Colchester New Music for a performance that was cancelled, the piece has never been performed live. However, you can hear a digital recreation here. and you can view the full score here: Solitary City – Full Score
Score and parts available from BULLARDMUSIC contact