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‘From the opening chord, which felt like a sharp burst of light—similar to the sensation one feels when they first emerge out of a dark room—to the pulsating sensations created with the use of timpani and flexatone, the audience felt the emergence of light.’ (bachtrack.com)

The word ‘halo’ refers to the circular band of coloured light around a light source, caused by the refraction and reflection of light by ice particles suspended in the intervening atmosphere. Its geometric perfection, ethereal quality and chromatic instability are what the music alludes to, while the inner structure of the piece is a musical speculation on the concept of ‘point within a circle’. The opening’s superimposed octaves are tribute to the great tradition of orchestral openings, coming from Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, through Mahler’s First Symphony to György Kurtág’s Stele.

from notes by Vlad Maistorovici © 2013


The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 1
Studio Master: LSO5061Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for LSO5061 track 11

Recording date
28 October 2012
Recording venue
LSO St Luke's, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Stokes
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
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  1. The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 1 (LSO5061)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: May 2013
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