Publisher: Chester Music
a second box of brief candles (2006)
Commissioned for ‘Brief Candles’, a collaboration in devising music and dance, commissioned and produced by spnm in partnership with the Richard Alston Dance Company and the Contemporary Music Network. Supported by funds from the Arts Council of England.
Chester Music Ltd
Solo Works (excluding keyboard)
'a second box of brief candles' comprises eight more miniatures for solo clarinet, starting with something unnamed and 'feral', followed by 'querencia', which is where the bull likes to come to rest, during the bullfight; the place it feels most comfortable. Then there's a 'burning mirror' followed by 'ash', which is essentially the same piece but with most of it missing. Then, naturally, we have 'exit Death' and 'disappeared', followed by the arrival of a spectre in 'enter ghost', and 'moth' to end.