Slow Burn

1985

For: Percussion Ensemble - 6 or 7 players
Duration: 15 minutes

Commissioned by the Kent Youth Percussion Ensemble and South Eastern Arts Association

Written for the Kent Youth Percussion Ensemble, Slow Burn contrasts pairs of side drums, timpani, wooden instruments and metal instruments. The pairs relate to each other antiphonally and layers of different textures are gradually added. The episodes are separated by a refrain for tubular bells and gongs and the tubular bells have a signalling and directing rôle throughout the piece.