I – Gloomy Clouds
II – Ring
f.p. Philip Howard, Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, February 2004
Perscription is ‘writing-through’ (reading done with the pen).
Gloomy Clouds dissolves the notes of Liszt’s Nuages Gris into contrapuntal nebulae; Ring is a series of four canons on Howard Skempton’s chordal Ring in the Valiant.