Westminster

Breeze, David

Duration

2m 00s

Composed

1998

Instrumentation

Large Ensemble

Scoring

Winds, perc, vn, va, vc

Availability

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About the work

One of a series of “Sound Bites” written by members of the Forum London Composers’ Group for COMA London ensemble to perform at its concert in July 1998. Subtitled “Westminster”. The piece explores different ways of expressing time in music through nervous repeated figures, changes in speed, and melodies which float above the accompaniment. The title comes from the familiar ‘chime’ heard towards the end of the piece.

First Performance:COMA London Ensemble, July 1998, St George in the East, London

Technical notes

Rhythmically complex in parts