dark bells


Duration ca. 20'
2.2.2d1bcl.2.d1cbsn / 4.3.2(+1b.tbn).0/timp.1perc/hp/str/ch/solo vla


Commissioned by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Maryland State Arts Council, and Peter Minkler.

Premiered by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic conducted by Andrew Constantine, soloist Peter Minkler, May 10, 2014.

Other Performances: Reading Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Constantine with Baltimore Choral Arts Society conducted by Tom Hall, Reading, PA October 29, 2016 & Towson, MD October 30, 2016.



Leshnoff’s orchestration and his choral writing are the best I’ve heard in a very long time from any contemporary composer. I fervently hope we are privileged to hear more of his work in the coming seasons.

—Susan L. Pena, Reading Eagle, October 30, 2016