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Simon Holt

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)
Year Composed
8 Minutes

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Simon Holt a second box of brief candles (2006)
'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.

  • 05 JUN 2007
    Brief Candles
    The Place, London
    Stuart King, clarinet / Rolf Hind, piano

    Other Dates:
    6 June - The Place, London
    11 June - Nottingham Playhouse, UK
    16,17 June - Phoenix Arts Centre, Exeter

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