• Brian Elias
  • Of Elutropia (1982)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)
  • Cello
  • 9 min

Programme Note

ELUTROPIA is a gemme, in colour greene, or grassie, in part coloured and bespotted with Purple speckes and bloud coloured vaines. This is a marvellous Jugler, for it wil cause things object to be presented to our eies as it listeth. It being put into a Basan of water chaungeath to a mans eiesight the Sunne his beames, and giveth them a contrarie colour. Being also mooved and beaten in the ayre, maketh to appeare a bloudie Sunne, and darkneth the ayre in maner of an Eclipse: and therefore it is called ELUTROPIA as you would say, the Sunne his enemie…

John Maplet (d.1592)