for large symphony orchestra (2016)
3(fl.3 dbl. picc.).3.3(cl.3 dbl. bcl.).3(bsn.3 dbl. cbsn.)/126.96.36.199/timp. perc.(3)/hp./188.8.131.52.6
Commissioned by: BBC co-commission with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
World première: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / cond. Vasily Petrenko, BBC Proms 2016, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 25th August 2016. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
World Premiere of Torus (Concerto for Orchestra) / BBC Proms 2016
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / cond. Vasily Petrenko
"one of this year’s finest new works"
"Visionary … [a] ringing confirmation of Howard's maturing gifts."
"Listening to [Torus], what was immediately apparent was Howard’s easy command of large-scale orchestral writing … genuinely rewarding."
"An accomplished and absorbing new work by a composer who is keen to hear the overall shape of the piece rather than become distracted by surface detail. This is a philosophy I like … Torus uses an extraordinary array of musical techniques to create startling effects and meditative passages."