for large orchestra
Composed: Cambridge, December-July 1993
Commissioned by the Cambridge-Heidelberg-Montpelier Orchestra with funds provided by Eastern Arts
Performed: Fanfares only – August 1993, West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
The composition of Four Archetypes was begun immediately following the completion of Three Pieces for Two Pianos. I had first learned about the commission in June/July 1992, so a number of ideas were already in my mind before work began in earnest.