Commissioned by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for Alabama Power Company's 100 Year Anniversary Concert. World premiere on 4 December 2006 by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham, AL conducted by Maestro Justin Brown. Alabama Symphony Orchestra has the full right to present the world premiere.
It’s not all entirely ‘happy-go-lucky’ though. Once in a while I introduce a slightly darker colour for the sake of variety and contrast, and formally the composition is quite strict: an outright Prelude and Fugue, the former sliding seamlessly into the latter, which juggles not only its own tune, but picks up stuff from the prelude.
Light Overture is composed in five ‘chapters’:
Quick and Light
- Poul Ruders, May 2006