Farnon conducts his own composition on the 1993 Telarc CD of the same name.
From Tim McDonald's notes to a 1991 Naxos release featuring Farnon's orchestral compositions (and, in particular, an earlier arrangement of this composition), we learn the genesis of this piece & it's title:
"The inspiration for this gently evocative, delicately-scored piece - and the title - came from the opening lines of the epic poem Thalaba, written in 1799-1800 by the Bristol-born poet Robert Southey:-
How beautiful is night!
A dewy freshness fills the silent air;
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain,