Crimson Dream

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Catalog numbers: 

EBM EBM0610027/ HL 45016

Duration (minutes): 
12
Detailed Instrumentation: 
3(Pi)3(EH)3(BsCl)3(Cbn) 4331 Timp 3Pc Hp Str
Commissioned by the Canada Council for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. 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.