EMILY HOWARD
Axon

for large symphony orchestra (2013)

3(fl.3 dbl. picc.).3(ob.3 dbl. ca.).3(cl.3 dbl. bcl.).3(bsn.3 dbl. cbsn.)/4.3.3.1/timp. perc.(3)/hp./14.12.10.8.6

Duration: 21'

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3

World première: BBC Philharmonic / cond. Juanjo Mena, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK, 1st November 2013. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

Reviews

"Axon ... evidence of a composer who prefers to think in terms of synapses rather than sonata form ... Howard's handling of orchestral texture was impressive"

The Guardian