Reaching for Sunrays

In late 2018, I joined a most lovely group of people to form a flute quartet. They were Sarah Marine (flute), Ragnhild Rivertz (Viola) and Miranda Stinton (cello). As time went on into 2019, I started to think about how I could write for such an ensemble, and this piece is the fruit of my efforts.

The title is meant to represent an image that I had in my head of oneself as a soul, reaching toward that wonderful visual phenomenon of sunrays (sometimes called godrays), and whilst never quite reaching it, is inspired by their beauty anyway.

The piece was premiered on 28th April 2019 at All Saints Church in Lewes, East Sussex.


Duration: 4 Minutes