“…yet from those flames no light…” (2015) 19′

for harp solo and orchestra

Harp solo – – – Timp – 3Perc Strings


Video from Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra’s premiere December 3, 2015.

Matre: «…yet from those flames no light…» (Harmoniens beskrivelser) from Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra on Vimeo.

Commissioned by Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra with support from Arts Council Norway.

First performed December 3, 2015 in Bergen (N), by Johannes Wik and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner.

“…yet from those flames no light…”  is scored for harp and orchestra, but half of the orchestra is not visible during the performance. The soloist is surrounded on stage by cellis, basses and three groups of winds/percussion while the rest of the orchestra (and the conductor) are placed offstage. The piece takes its title and concept from the opening of John Miltons Paradise Lost.