This work is a string orchestra meditation on WH Auden’s famous poem of the same title. This work was composed to enter theFauxharmonic Orchestra’s Adagio competition. The purpose of the competition was to write a piece which might be hailed as the new Barber’s Adagio. While I wouldn’t pretend that this is anywhere near as good as Barber’s iconic work, I hope you enjoy it.
Title: Stop All the Clocks
Completed: November 2007
Orchestration: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Running Time: 9:15