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Variations on Bach's Chorale Die Nacht ist Kommen, Op.40

Category Orchestral > String Orchestra
Composed 1986
Duration (approx) 16 minutes
Parts 

24 or more strings (min 8.6.4.4.2)

Publisher Faber Music
Commission 

The English Chamber Orchestra with funds from
the Arts Council of Great Britain

First performance 23 March 1987
Venue Uppingham School
Orchestra / Ensemble English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Carl Davis
Review Richard Morrison, The Times, 20 April 1987
  

The work is highly resourceful in its use of contrasting textures and its gradual uncovering of the original Bach chorale…