Catherine Tanner-Williams (oboe)
Christopher Williams (piano)
The inspiration for Darkness Falling with Birdsong comes from Stackpole Quay in Pembrokeshire, which is one of my favourite places in Wales. The quay is in a small wooded valley, where as darkness falls, you can listen to birds singing and watch the stars twinkling through the leafy canopy. The form of the piece takes you on a walk down through the trees listening to a blackbird singing, to the water's edge - the central piano solo - at which point the sun goes below the horizon, and then back up the other side until finally looking down at the sea from the headland, the light has faded.
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