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COLIN RILEY (b. 1963)
As the Tender Twilight Covers (2015)
for solo piano | 7’ | World Premiere 2015 | Commissioned by Matthew Schellhorn
Dedicated to Matthew Schellhorn
  • SummaryOpen or Close
    As the Tender Twilight Covers was commissioned by Matthew Schellhorn for his 2015 recital in York Late Music, an Annual festival to promote music of all styles from 1900 to the present day.

    For its world premiere it was partnered with works by James MacMillan, Judith Weir, Ian Wilson and Messiaen, alongside other commissions by Nicola LeFanu and Gráinne Mulvey.

    As the Tender Twilight Covers is the second piece written by Colin Riley for Matthew Schellhorn.
  • Programme noteOpen or Close
    As the tender twilight covers in its fold of dusk-veil marks of
    hurt and wastage from the dusty day's prostration, even so
    let my great sorrow for thy loss. Beloved, spread one
    perfect golden-tinted silence of its sadness o'er my life.
    Let all its jagged fractures and distortions, all unmeaning
    scattered scraps and wrecks and random ruins, merge in
    vastness of some evening stilled with thy remembrance,
    filled with endless harmony of pain and peace united.

    Rabindranath Tagore
  • PerformancesOpen or Close
    5 September 2015
    York Late Music
    World Premiere

    20 January 2017
    Brunel University

    21 January 2017
    The Queen's College, Oxford

    22 January 2017
    Girton College, Cambridge

    28 June 2017
    St Mary Magdalene Church, Munster Square, London, NW1 3PH
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