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Camouflage Camouflage was jointly commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and Tŷ Cerdd for the 90th anniversary celebrations of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in 2018. The work was premiered by the orchestra under Jac van Steen at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff on the 28th of March in 2018 and is dedicated to the memory of a fine piccolo player who sadly is no longer with us. According to the Oxford Dictionary one definition of the word camouflage is ‘the natural colouring or form of an animal which enables it to blend in with its surroundings.’ Examples of this are numerous in nature, with prime examples possibly being the patterns on a leopard’s skin or the colours on the bittern’s feathers. This piece essentially deals with masking musical ideas into the orchestral textures, allowing them to resurface at various points within the course of the work. The repeated two-note idea at the opening and later the ascending scale are gradually concealed within thick blocks of orchestral textures constructed of layers of identical ideas, similar to a pattern found in a typical camouflage. Further concealing is achieved by sustained chords that gradually moves from one sectional to another. Towards the end the main musical material is clearly revealed on the trumpets only to disappear into a blanket of ascending and descending scales that eventually disintegrates into a closing playful solo in the piccolo part.