Large oblong folio (482 x 737 mm; 19″ x 29″). Executed in brown, green, and various additional colors of ink on ivory paper. Signed by composer at lower right corner.
Attractively-rendered illustrations of Eos and Helios with their chariots, a songbird, and the journey of the sun across the sky decorate the upper half of the page.
Minor creasing to lower right corner, otherwise in near-fine condition.
Premiered 19 February 2015 by the Utah Symphony under Thierry Fischer.
“Although my music is careful and precise in its notation and structure, I like my music to have the feeling that it is an organic creation being self-propelled on the spot as if we listeners are overhearing an improvisation. I try to imbue the music with my own physical and mental sense of caprice, an improvisatory spirit, and a joy in a diversity of characters and colors. EOS exhibits a kaleidoscopic variety of rhythmic syntaxes, radiant colors, and resonant harmonic fields. I work hard to present a very clean and thoughtful technical control of materials and orchestration. I hope my efforts result in unique compositions — always luminous and never muddy.” augustareadthomas.com