Askim, Peter - A Door Into The Dark

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A Door Into The Dark for Low Horn and Piano by Peter Askim.

Commissioned by Denise Tryon, and based on the poem "The Forge" by Seamus Heany. This piece explores both the literal depictions of metalworking and the metaphorical allusions to the creative process in the poem. The image is of the blacksmith at the forge: struggling to coax great beauty out of a piece of metal, using nothing but his hands, his hammers and great blasts of air from the bellows. 

Publisher - BrassArts Unlimited