Noyes takes that experience as the subject matter for the two works we hear. The lengthy "Points of Decision" has a very mysterioso way about it--modern, evocative, on the neo-impressionist side of things in its vivid orchestral color. The shorter "Shadows of Memory" is more turbulent and harmonically stretched. Both works show Noyes as a figure to be reckoned with in the new orchestral sphere.
These are somewhat difficult scores to perform, I'd imagine, and they are given spirited readings that certainly give us a very solid impression of the works. Whether later versions will surpass these I do not know, but hats off to the Moravian Philharmonic under Per Vronsky and the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Lande.
I hope we hear much more from Brian Noyes. In these works he shows himself to be a natural in the orchestral realm. Bravo!
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