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979-0-57036-500-5 Before Spring (2013 version for symphony orchestra) – Conducting score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£24.95)
979-0-57036-502-9 Before Spring (2013 version for symphony orchestra) – Study score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£17.95)


Before Spring was originally scored for 16 players, following a commission from OrchestrUtopica to be performed as a tribute piece to Stravinky's The Rite of Spring. It was premiered by OrchestrUtopica with conductor Cesario Costa at the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, on 29th May 2010.

Following a commission from OPART / Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Before Spring was later revised and scored for symphony orchestra. This version was premiered by the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra with conductor Joana Carneiro, at the S. Carlos Theatre in Lisbon on 18th January 2014.


10 minutes
Portuguese Symphony Orchestra cond. Joana Carneiro, S. Carlos Theatre, Lisbon, 18th January 2014
1 Flute, 1 Flute (=piccolo), 1 Oboe, 1 Oboe (=Cor anglais), 1 B-flat Clarinet, 1 B-flat Clarinet (=Bass Clarinet in B-flat), 1 Bassoon, 1 Contrabassoon, 2 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet in B-flat, 2 Trombone, 2 Percussion, 1 Timpani, 1 Piano, 1 Orchestral Strings
Composition date


The Blue Voice of the Water Orquestra Gulbenkian, Susanna Malkki, Orquestra Sinfonica Portuguesa, Pedro Neves, Filipe Quaresma, Ludovic Morlot, Orquestra Sinfonica do Porto da Musica and Martin Andre 15th June 2018


13 May 2017

Casa da Musica, Porto

Casa da Musica Symphony Orchestra, cond by Martin André

22 November 2015

Pantages Theater, Tacoma WA, EUA

Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, cond. Sarah Ioannides