Witness to a snow miracle

Holt, S. (2005) Witness to a snow miracle. [Composition]


Concerto for violin and orchestra, duration 23 minutes. This piece was commissioned by the BBC and first performed on 18 February 2006 by Viviane Hagner (violin) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Nott at the Barbican Hall, London. It is based on the life of Saint Eulalia, the virgin martyr, and is formed of seven short movements: 1. Eulalia of Merida [violin solo] 2. the tearing, the burning 3. flames become birds 4. snowfall on ashes 5. witness 6. torments 7. halo. A recording by Chloë Hanslip and the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Collon is available on NMC Recordings (NMC D218): https://nmc-recordings.myshopify.com/products/simon-holt-a-table-of-noises.

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