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Fuegos de San Juan

Fires of Saint John
Written in:
1985
Duration:
15'
Instrumentation:
flute (+alto flute), Bb clarinet (+bass clarinet), horn, mezzosoprano, female choir, harp, percussion and thirteen strings
Commisioned by
Premiere

Premiered in 1985 at Guildhall School of Music by Guildhall New Music Ensemble and Voices, conducted by Buxton Orr.

Programme Note

I wrote this work in my first year as a student at the Guildhall School of Music. It is a setting of one of my all time favourite poets  Giorgos Seferis, which describes the pagan rituals on the longest day of the year in the village of Skala in the island of Cephalonia.