A difficult birth, as usual. Nearly four years of testing, rehearsal and the slow process of building up, followed by the no less challenging task of carving away the superfluous. This is, as far as I can tell, my last work for organ — the creature now sleeping and dreaming in storage — 333 minutes, 5 discs. Thanks to EMS for providing the best possible facilities for sculpting this thing into shape, Michael Lawrence for polishing it into listenable condition, and Monotype for giving it the best possible physical form.