Crimson Dream

Catalog numbers: 

EBM EBM0610027/ HL 45016

Duration (minutes): 
Detailed Instrumentation: 
3(3dPicc).3(3dEH).3(3dBCl).3(3dCBsn): 4.3.3(3BTbn).1: Timp.Perc(3): Hp: Str
Commissioned by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra with assistance from the Canada Council.  Premiere: January 15, 1986, Edmonton, Alberta; Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Glenn Mossop, conductor. The composer describes Crimson Dream as: “a musical depiction of a romantic dream, one in which events and feelings are constantly and suddenly changing.” The emotional contrasts of good-evil, sad-happy, and ugly-beautiful are evoked by a broad range of musical styles which are juxtaposed and overlapped, resulting in a musical collage.