... expressive and moving and beautifully conceived for the instruments... a truly genuine and appropriate tribute...
Scending is a work dedicated to my former Dartington College of Arts colleague and musicologist friend Bob Gilmore, who tragically passed away in January 2015. It uses the full range of the flute family, from bass through to piccolo, and is also tailor-made to suit the Pigini concert accordion. The first complete performance took place on April 28th 2017 at 'The Exchange', Penzance (Cornwall, UK), with a studio recording made over the following two days. The recording engineer was Kieran Clark and the recording was edited, mixed and mastered by the composer. On 24/12/17 the recording was broadcast in full on Radio Beograd 3, Serbia. A podcast of the programme, entitled Vek Harmonike, is available on the station's website.
The four movements are:
Scending I: A-Scending
Scending II: DE-Scending
Scending III: A-Scending, DE-Scending
Scending IV: TRAN-Scending