Phorepin

Runner-up in the Oxfordshire Young Composers Competition 2019, and winner of the Orchestra’s Choice award. Performed by the Oxfordshire Schools Symphony Orchestra in March 2019 (in which I play percussion).

The basis of the piece is a hornpipe-like melody, but I find folk music most interesting when it meets other forms of music. So a “phorepin” is a mixed up hornpipe with missing beats, orchestral interludes and loud, percussion lines.