Symphony No 4

Steve Elcock

COMPOSER


SYMPHONY No 4

"A golden rose fallen from the flat sea of time", op.19

Picc, 2Fl (2=Picc.2), 2Ob, CA, 2Cl (2=Eb Cl), Bcl, 2Bsn, Cbsn, 4Hn, 3Tpt, 3Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc, Hp, Stgs)

 

playing time : 31'

The Fourth Symphony is a recycling plant for dodecaphonic waste. Change-ringing series spit out unwanted semitones and these are left hanging in the air like so much pollution. A fragment of choral, a half-remembered line from a carol, a short descending phrase on the cor anglais: these are the building blocks of this one-movement work. Of its title, I will only say that you must make of it what you can.

© Copyright Steve Elcock 2018