for guitar ensemble (6 parts)
Commissioned by Bret Hoag and the Oakland University Guitar Ensemble
duration: 5.5 minutes
Premiered by Bret Hoag and the Oakland University Guitar Ensemble in April, 2014
I’ve always had an affinity for mono-timbral ensembles – string quartet, viol consort, brass choir, a capella choir. Writing this piece for an ensemble of classical guitars gave me the opportunity to explore the wide range of timbral and tonal colors that exist in the instrument. The title created a very evocative image for me – of a shimmering veil blowing in the wind, revealing a multitude of colors as it reflected in the sunlight.
AUDIO: Excerpt of Prismatic Veil – Anthony Lanman, All Guitars