Unto the Rainbow

For Flugelhorn, Piano and Electronics
(2016) 6 minutes

Programme note

Unto the Rainbow was commissioned by John Rubinstein (Master of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers) and premiered on the 21st April 2016 by Brant Tilds (flugelhorn) and Cheryl Frances-Hoad (piano and electronics) at the 'Cordwainers Extravaganza for Blind People'. The charitable event was a 'festival of touch, voice, colour and Shakespeare' and its purpose was to raise awareness of the needs of blind and visually impaired people in the community. 

To gild refined gold, to paint the lily,

To throw a perfume on the violet,

To smooth the ice, or add another hue

Unto the rainbow...

William Shakespeare