The Golden Orb by E. Watson (PDF)
|The Golden Orb for Harp Ensemble by Eric Watson
The Golden Orb was completed in January 2012, and was written for the harp ensemble ‘Rave Harpers’.
Anyone who has lived in South East Asia is aware how ever present the sun is in the region, aware of its beneficial as well as sometimes not so benign presence. The Golden Orb was composed with some South East Asian gamelan techniques in mind, not as imitation but as a recognition of the sound world that it evokes and a cyclical presence which, like the sun, is ever present in many of the music cultures.
This piece is available as a PDF download (Score and Parts)