• Orchestra
  • Cello, Piano
  • 9 min 43 s

Programme Note

I wanted to write more for the cello so commenced work on Morpheus, a cello concerto for Katherine Jenkinson. For the first movement she suggested I make use of the powerful, brilliant high register that the cello has. The second movement is written around a 12-note sequence which varies only slightly throughout the movement. I wrote the solo cello part to ‘float’ over this sequence. The last movement has a driving intensity, with repeated triplet passages providing momentum.

Morpheus features on the album 'Liberty', recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Bateman.