The Hill to Climb (2021)
for string orchestra
One of my favourite pastimes is taking long walks through nearby woods, over hills and by rivers. After an introduction, a 'getting - ready ' section, the music turns into a brisk walking tempo. Gradually the tempo 'modulates' into slower movements and finally the end of the sometimes toilsome walk has been reached. A feeling of relaxation and a wide view of the countryside is now suggested. There is, of course, a metaphor in all these things.
Motives are presented in different ways, as if looking at the same view from different angles.
duration appr.. 7' minutes.