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When commissioned and presented by Sioned Williams (principal harpist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra) at her Purcell Room concert in 2001, The Stars Have Withdrawn Their Shining was viewed as one of the most innovative  works for harp that have been written. Based on the life of Victorian polymath John Ruskin, this three-movement piece was described in the UK Harp Association Journal as possessing “a felt unity and strength of purpose through all its varied writing, lights and shades, highs and lows, complex rhythms …” Now in 2021 this brand new edition of the score from Creighton's Collection, edited by Sioned Williams with an introduction by the composer, makes an invaluable contribution to the harp repertoire. 

The Stars Have Withdrawn Their Shining

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