Composition Date: 2016
Orchestration: Scottish Lever Harp (Clarsach)
For clarsach for the Aberdeen Harp Book.
"Pavan" was premiered by Ruth Wall at soundfestival 2016. "Pavan" was fully funded through soundbytes scheme.
from The Tempest
for Scottish lever harp
Pavan is one of a collection of pieces which draw on material written for David Bintley's ballet of Shakespeare's The Tempest.
It appears in the ballet as a solo for the Goddess Iris. She represents air and sky, birdsong, zephyrs and gentle rain.
It was commissioned by sound for the Aberdeen Harp Book with the support of soundbytes investor Lane Wealth Management, and first performed by Ruth Wall as part of the Aberdeen sound festival, in October 2016.
Sally Beamish 2016
This piece may also be performed on concert harp.