Durham Twilight

for string orchestra (6:00)

When I think of County Durham, in Northern England, two things usually come to mind.  First are my ancestors, who hail from that part of the world.  At the time I wrote Durham Twilight, the generation of Fenwicks and Bousteads that were born early in the second decade of the 20th Century, including my Dad, had recently passed away. The second is the magnificent, mysterious and ancient Durham Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Europe.

Durham Twilight was premiered by the Calgary Chamber Players, under the direction of Chris Sandvoss, in November 1999.  It was also performed at the Jack Singer Concert Hall by Rolf Bertsch and the Calgary Civic Symphony in November, 2010.



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