Dinosaur

This survey of Ben Foskett's work spans 10 years, from the brooding Five Night Pieces for piano (2002) to Cinq Chansons a Hurle-Vent - a deceptively simple setting of poems by French writer Laure Salama, written from the point of view of characters in Wuthering Heights, for soprano and saxophone. Between these come the orchestral From Trumpet, built up from a single rhythmic cell; elegaic On from Four, commissioned for Manchester ensemble Psappha for the 400th anniversary of Hatfield House; Hornet II, a virtuoso showpiece for clarinettist Mark van de Wiel and London Sinfonietta and Dinosaur for solo flute.