1) First performed by Bedford School Band, cond. Guy Bennett, 27 November 1999, Great Hall, Bedford School
2) First performed by Tim Watts and Charles Martin, January 2008, Bedford School
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This was the first piece I was commissioned to write as Composer-in-Residence at Bedford School. The piece is a conventional sonata form allegro, framed by a slower introduction and coda. The material for the piece is mostly built around the oscillation between two notes a tone apart, a device which is also a structural feature of "Night of the Dance". In 2008, I produced an arrangement of the work for piano duet, which was performed in an Eileen Norris Showcase concert at Bedford School by Tim Watts and Charles Martin.