David Sawer : Byrnan Wood
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David Sawer : Byrnan Wood



Byrnan Wood was inspired by Shakespeare's famous peripatetic forest in Macbeth; it explores the possibilities offered by the permutation of stillness into movement, as musical figures pass between players like Chinese whispers.

"Sawer's writing is full of vivid ideas and crisp shapes; the whole piece has a machine-like inevitability about it that generates real physical excitement, and it is well caught in the BBC Symphony's performance under Andrew Davis."
The Guardian 1995

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Track ListingTrack TimeMP3
Byrnan Wood20'20

Composers on this disc

David Sawer