Albion Trails imagines the flow of a rich cultural river - the waves of events, ideas and peoples that have shaped modern Britain - following reminiscences of a well known British melody on a journey of metamorphosis from nostalgic past to imagined future.

ALBION TRAILS for octet [2009] - 6'30"

Scored for octet, Albion Trails was written for the Barbican's Total Immersion Festival, and was premiered by the BBC Symphony Octet with conductor Richard Baker.


  • flute doubling piccolo
  • clarinet in Bb doubling bass clarinet in Bb
  • horn in F
  • vibraphone
  • harp
  • violin
  • viola
  • violoncello

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Albion Trails for octet
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