Sleep

Sleep

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This unaccompanied piece for solo flute is inspired by a poem called Mythistorema by George Seferis. Causton creates a dark, unsettling image of sleep. He does not allow the music to settle into a steady time signature, instead he frequently changes time signature and tempo. The flute's range and timbre is explored with very specific instructions regarding tone and expression.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 25g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193359871
  • 9780193359871

Review quote

This sad little piece was inspired by the first stanza of a poem by the Greek poet, George Seferis (1900-71). A short quote: "Sleep wrapped you in green leaves like a tree, you breathed like a tree ... I held your pulse a moment and felt elsewhere your heart's pain." Causton's music . . . says it all. * Ian Lace, MuscWeb, December 2016 *show more

About Richard Causton

Richard Causton was born in London and studied at the University of York, the Royal College of Music and the Scuola Civica in Milan. He has worked with world renowned performers such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrucken, London Sinfonietta, and the Nash Ensemble. He has been the recipient of several awards, including First Prize in the International 'Nuove Sincronie competition, the Mendelssohn Scholarship and a 2004 British Composer Award in the Best Instrumental Work category for Seven States of Rain. He was founder of the Royal College of Music Gamelan Programme and held the Fellow Commonership in the Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge.show more