Glimmer, Glisten, Glow

SKU: WMP-146

A substantial work for sinfonietta (or chamber symphony) that ranges through a variety of moods, taking Adès’s Arcadiana and Beethoven’s late quartets as its formal inspiration. Parts available for rental — email me.



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Program Notes: 

“My Design in this Book is not to explain the Properties of Light by Hypotheses, but to propose and prove them by Reason and Experiments.” — Sir Isaac Newton

From gloom to glory, glint to glare, glaze to gloss, the English language has about 25 words beginning with “gl-” that have to do with light. Light is not all that interesting in itself. These questions captivate: From where does this light come? On what does it shine? How? To such, the “gl-” words offer more than two dozen clues.


  1. Glimmer
  2. A Resounding Gleam
  3. A Penetrating Glint
  4. A Searing Gloss
  5. Glisten
  6. A Profound Gloaming
  7. A Sea of Fire and Glass
  8. Glow

Year Composed: 2018-19
Instrumentation:––pno., perc.– (may also be performed with chamber strings)
Duration: 27 minutes
Premiere: 18 February 2018 by the Ludovico Ensemble
Performance History: complete performance list
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Parts: Rental only — email me.

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Dimensions N/A

Hard Copy Conductor's Score, Hard Copy Study Score