Anthony Gilbert's On Beholding A Rainbow. Reduction for Violin with Piano accompaniment.
I : Passacaglia nascondita
II : Cantilena - Slow and still
III : Variazioni in moto perpetuo - flowing, legato, a little rubato
On Beholding A Rainbow was commissioned by the BBC for Lydia Mordkovich and the BBC Philharmonic and written between 1992 and 1997, with some small revisions early in 1998. The work’s title refers to an important Jewish affirmation of trust, and is a private message to its dedicatee, the composer’s friend Ian Goldstone, whose tragic death shocked the work into existence in its final form. The duration is 30 minutes.