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Winter Reels

for ensemble
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The work explores something of how we might experience winter. The title is a play on words and the normal meaning of reels as dances infects both the first movement, with its lilting triplet rhythms, and the last movement which incorporates a vigorous reel-like unison melody that unfolds as part of a series of energetic episodes. The song of the second movement is a long singing line given to the cello, and the ensemble here, as elsewhere, is coloured in the percussion by the use of a steel pan.
John Casken

Orchestral Cast

fl(pic, afl).cl(bcl)-perc(mar, tubaphone, tub bell, tam-t, gong, lg Swiss cow bell, Japanese temple bowl, steel pan, bell tree, sm b.d, lg b.d, clav, 5 tempbl)-pno-vn.vc

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Winter Reels
for ensemble
Performance material
Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition:
20 ′
World Premiere:
September 10, 2011 · Hatfield (UK)
Hatfield House
Psappha · Conductor: Nicholas Kok

Commissioned work :
Commissioned by Psappha

Technical Details

Product number:
LSL 10317-01


Set Ascending Direction
  • Winter Reels
    April 9, 2021 | Manchester (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Stoller Hall — CD-Broadcast-TV-Production
  • Winter Reels
    February 7, 2019 | Manchester (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , St Michael's Ancoats
  • Winter Reels
    Conductor: Colette Harvey
    March 9, 2017 | Glasgow (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Winter Reels
    Conductor: John Casken
    May 31, 2014 | Northumberland (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Alwinton Church
  • Winter Reels
    Conductor: John Casken
    April 8, 2014 | Gateshead (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Sage Gateshead
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