for full orchestra

Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:09:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
“But the sea, the sea in darkness calls;The little waves, with their soft, white handsEfface the footprints in the sands,And the tide rises, the tide falls.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow“Tides” was conceived after visiting Albania and Macedonia on tour, as a member of the West Coast Symphony Orchestra, in summer 2012. The rugged beauty and colourful spirit of the Balkans fascinated me. This piece grew out of contemplating the continuity of time, and also the idea of an ancient land, where tides (both literal and metaphorical) have been changing and shaping its unique character for centuries. Precise, dancing rhythms inspired by Balkan folk music permeate the piece, contrasted with a fluid sense of motion and freedom.

Premiere Information:
Tirana, Albania
Tirana Opera House
21 Mar 2013
Orkestra Simfonike e RTSH (Albanian Radio-Television Orchestra)
Bujar Llapaj (conductor)


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 K741ti
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 27, 2013
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (43 p.) ;
    43 Pages
    Height: 36 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 144
    25 parts available for rental ([144] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
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