The following inscription is found at the head of the score:
The word “Adumbration” may be taken to have several meanings. First, a directed shadowing, intentional or otherwise: the shadow which precedes and object in motion while backlit. It could mean a metaphorical projection of foreshadowing: presage. Also a sketch, an outline, a finished (or unfinished, temporary) text or artwork. Summarily: a skeleton or a premonition outwardly cast.
Adumbration was read by the JACK quartet on December 3, 2020.