Orchestra | Works | Tansy Davies | Composer

Orchestra

Wild Card

2010
A fascination for the Tarot has led me to explore its labyrinths, in a musical adventure loosely based on the ‘Fool’s Journey’, a metaphor for the journey through life, as depicted by the images and archetypes found in a Tarot pack.

Duration: 24 minutes
Commissioned by the BBC.
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Tilting

2005
The orchestra in ‘Tilting’ is like a very large building with its own natural distortions.

Duration: 7 minutes
Commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra.
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kingpin

2007
‘Kingpin’, the strong and trustworthy heart of a machine... Not a vision of gleaming steel and laser precision, but one of grey steam and black oil, metal teeth spinning and biting, and power forced out through circular motion.

Duration: 6 minutes
Commissioned for the City of London Sinfonia by Medway Council with funds from Arts Council England, South East.
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Streamlines

2006
The beginning of ‘Streamlines’ is like a ‘point of arrest’ where a sudden growth spurt appears from nowhere and a line starts to emerge.

Duration: 10 minutes
Commissioned by CBSO Youth Orchestra with funds from the Feeney Trust.
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The Beginning of the World

2013
A variation on Sellinger's Round, an Elizabethan theme.

Duration: 5 minutes
Commissioned by the BBC.
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Re-greening

2015
Endless refrains, woven out of intricate, interconnecting segments, combine to form a kind of musical forest, in a celebration of Spring.

Duration: 9 minutes
Commissioned by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
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