Publisher: Chester Music
comissioned by the London Sinfonietta and the BBC
Chester Music Ltd
Soloist(s) and Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
eco-pavan is scored for solo piano, bass flute, heckelphone, harp, cimbalom, one percussionist (playing tuned gongs and cowbells mainly), mandolin, viola and bass. The title comes from a section in my opera The Nightingale’s to blame but this piece shares none of the material from that piece. The piece is essentially an enhanced piano piece of fourteen minutes duration – the ensemble echoing the sound of the piano and the material in the piece echoing itself. The louder outbursts are intended to bring into relief the essentially slow quiet of the piece.
eco-pavan is dedicated to Jo Kondo – a friend and fine composer of extraordinary integrity.
© Simon Holt
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Ulrich Heinen (vc), Rolf Hind (pf), Rinat Shaham (Ms)
Simon Rattle/Martyn Brabbins