Matthew Schellhorn


IAN WILSON (b. 1964)
Spilliaert's Beach (1999/rev. 2008)
version for basset horn and piano | 6'50 | World Premiere of this version 2008
  • SummaryOpen or Close
    The reflective and haunting Spilliaert's Beach by Ian Wilson, originally for violin and piano but already existing in several different versions, was arranged by the composer for basset horn and piano in 2008 and given its first performance by Peter Sparks and Matthew Schellhorn.
  • Programme noteOpen or Close
    Written in 1999, this piece was inspired by Belgian artist Leon Spilliaert’s painting ‘Moonlit Beach’ (1908). This is a dark, almost abstract work, with a single shining focus, and these characteristics were what I wanted to echo in my work.

    © 1999 Ian Wilson
  • PerformancesOpen or Close
    19 March 2008 – St James's Picadilly, London, UK; with Peter Sparks (basset horn) World Premiere of this version
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