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In this valley of dying stars


In this valley of dying stars is a piece about stars that seem to lose their light at a glance, but still sing and make harmonies in the total darkness. The melodic mixtures of high woodwinds and string harmonics (representing the song of stars) from the beginning of the work are a core in this piece. They derive from the same pitch cell and dominate the whole piece. Throughout the work, the original melody continuously metamorphoses: it becomes a trumpet melody line in the fast sections, and turns into an intense polyphonic conversation between strings and woodwinds. The harmonic structure of this piece is also derived from the melodic lines.

from notes by Donghon Shin © 2020


The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 3
Studio Master: LSO5092-DDownload onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for LSO5092-D track 4

Recording date
27 April 2019
Recording venue
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jonathan Stokes
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
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  1. The Panufnik Legacies, Vol. 3 (LSO5092-D)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 2020
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