top of page

Night Music

dedicated to Mary Dommett

Nocturne for Orchestra

Instrumentation,, 3Perc., Timp., Hp. Pno., Strings


C.10 Minutes

Programme Note

“I never created new theories in advance, I hated such ideas. I had, of course, a very definite feeling about certain directions to take...” - Béla Bartók

  • What is the music of the Night?

  • How does the Night impact on my emotional state?

  • How can the dark ever-evolving landscape be translated into “Night Music”?

  • Is there a longing for sunrise?

  • Are my feelings towards the Night more of an emotional impulse to my personal life?


Composition Insight 

Night Music was written for and premiered by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Hoddinnot Hall in March 2020. The work was subsequently nominated for an Ivor Novello Award in the Large Orchestral Category and Tippett Medal for Music.

Get in Touch

If you'd like to discuss this work or have any other enquiries, please get in touch using the contact box below.

What are you interested in?

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page