“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.
- A Resounding Gleam
- A Penetrating Glint
- A Searing Gloss
- A Profound Gloaming
- A Sea of Fire and Glass
Year Composed: 2018-19
Instrumentation: 18.104.22.168–22.214.171.124–pno., perc.–126.96.36.199.1 (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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