escape velocity

(2003)11′
solo wind instrument (Eb clarinet, Bb clarinet, oboe or soprano sax) and string quartet (or octet)

Commissioned by Andrew Swinnerton for the Gulbenkian Fundation Chamber Music Series


Program Notes

“Escape velocity” is the speed at which a body – a spacecraft, for instance – overcomes the gravitational pull of another body, such as the Earth. 


Score Excerpts


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