Four concerts by Holland Symfonia directed by Ulrich Windfuhr
March 24, 2007, 20:15, Hoofddorp, Schouwburg de Meerse
March 25, 2007, 14:30, Haarlem, Philharmonie, Grote Zaal
March 26, 2007, 20:15, Utrecht, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Grote Zaal
March 29, 2007, 20:30, Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Live opname October 2004, Limburgs Symphony Orchestra dir. Ed Spanjaard.
Sun is the story of the journey made by the sun between sunrise and sunset.
In the composition a warm, friendly sun rises in a landscape of dawn with long notes, trills and tremoli.The sun itself is a slow melody that also becomes the bearer of much harmony. Melody and harmony are to me like the warmth and beauty of the morning sun. As the music progresses, the sun rises in all its greatness, and the world becomes warmer and more and more sunny. As the hours pass, everything starts to move more and more. The music becomes wilder, the sun becomes a flaming fire-ball that devours everything, and rises with a rhythmical wild crescendo to its zenith in the middle of the composition.
After this all tension slowly dies away in a long morendo-movement to the end and the music becomes more and more quiet and calm. In the end everything is embedded once more in long trills and tremolos, an evening landscape full of harmony, in which the melody of the sun slowly sets.
'Sun' ends in the total rest of the beginning.
'Sun' was written for the Limburgs Symfonie Orkest.