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Nocturnes (Travels with Alex 6)

for viola obbligato, harp and two percussion players

Year:  2015 Instrumentation:  viola obbligato, harp, 2 percussion (1: crotales, claves, 5 boobams, 2 temple blocks, 5 tom-toms; 2: glockenspiel, wind chimes, 4 cowbells, 3 temple blocks, 4 tom-toms, medium gong)

Year:  2015
Instrumentation  viola obbligato, harp, 2 pe...

Composer:   Richard Bolley

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Sample: Pages 1 - 2 of score

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Nocturnes is the sixth piece in the cycle Travels with Alex for viola obbligato and various chamber ensembles.

The score bears the following inscription: 'In order to escape detection, much of the journey of Alex and Yongden from the border to Lhasa takes place of necessity under cover of darkness.'

Dedication note

Celebrating Alexandra David-Néel (1868-1969) and remembering Fiona McLean (1952-2011)