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Leo Geyer

composer | conductor

Ripple Mirror 2020

solo violin & strings 


Commissioned by the English Chamber Orchestra and first performed at the Plymouth New Theatre on the 22nd Feb 2020 by the orchestra and soloist Stephanie Gonley, conducted by the composer.

Duration 12mins | Difficulty Professional 


solo violin | violins I & II, viola, cello (detuned C string to Bb), bass (with extension) 


A painter’s brush dipped in the endless blue,
washes the sea with ever-changing sunset colours.
At the water's edge, an infinite mirror extends.
In fading light, gentle ripples bend, refract and multiply,
until the reflection is no more reality’s imagine.

A dreamer sinks into the endless blue,
bathed in ever-changing sunset colours.
In Lyra’s Northern Lights, other worlds shimmer in the sky.
In our seas, gentle ripples bend, refract and multiply,
so that we may glimpse our other worlds.

© Copyright Leo Geyer, 2020


This music is available to hire. Please get in touch. 

Perusal Score 

Please note that this music is in copyright and it is illegal to copy or perform from the perusal score. 

Performance History 

24th May 2018 - Philippa Mo, Chelsea Flower Show 

27th March 2018 - Philippa Mo, Shortwave Cafe

1st Sept 2017 - Philippa Mo, Slader's Yard

9th April 2016 - Philippa Mo, Tate St.Ives 

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