Burnell, Paul


score & parts


Sample score



6m 40s




Flexible Ensemble

About the work

A mood of peaceful sleep permeates this piece if performed by instruments only. In its fullest form the impression is given of 6 people trying to waken 6 others, who might all be having the same dream.

First performance: 2002

Technical notes

Six parts in canon throughout – though all play from the same part. Entries are given for each player using numbers. There is some difficulty for the conductor in conducting the entries – but this is much easier than it first appears! Speakers are optional, but if used they should attempt to characterise the small amount of spoken material there is.


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