Permission to upload this kindly granted by the composer David Burns. This is a unique and unreleased piece with Steve performing the acoustic nylon guitar.
“Fauna” is one of the creation tracks from the “The Great Dance”, a contemporary classical ballet written by David Burns. The story is based on a premise by CS Lewis from his novel “Out Of The Silent Planet”.
This recording and the video was made in 1997 to help promote a production of the show which featured 60 dancers and choreography by the brilliant Robert Hamilton. Unfortunately the production ran into financial difficulties and was never mounted. Greenwich Music hopes to re-record the score and release as a Soundtrack later this year.
The audio is very much archive material and is the best surviving mix of the piece. The original parts were sadly damaged, so apologies to Steve that his wonderful guitar work is so lost under the orchestra in places. Can’t be fixed unfortunately.