Colne Valley Variations

Colne Valley Variations (2006)
main orchestra: 2131/22/3perc/str
training orchestra: 4 parts: flexible instrumentation  18 mins.
Commissioned by the Colne Valley Youth Orchestra (conductor Nigel Hildreth) to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and first performed in Colchester, 17 September, 2006. The first four movements alternate between the main orchestra and the training orchestra, and the final two movements combine them. The movements can be performed separately.
The second movement, Elegy, is a memorial to Angela Fussell, clarinet player and teacher, who died during the work’s composition.
On hire from the composer