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Elegy for Strings

Instrumentation: strings
Duration: 4:00
Year Composed: 2009

Arrangement for string orchestra of the Elegy from Six Pieces for piano solo.


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Program Notes

A slow, dark work with stark contrapuntal lines woven into a web of extensive string divisi, the plaintive Elegy for Strings invites comparison to Samuel Barber's famous Adagio for Strings. The tone here, however, though not without some glimmers of light, is notably bleaker. It shares some of the intensity of Barber's work but if it speaks of calm at all, it is an uneasy one. Arranged by the composer for the strings of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Elegy was originally written for solo piano, the third piece in the set Six Pieces (2007).


Performances

  • Nov 20, 2011—University of Alberta Academy Strings, cond. Petar Dundjerski,
    Convocation Hall, U of A (Edmonton, AB)
  • Aug 21, 2010—CBC Radio 2 broadcast on "The Signal" (Laurie Brown)
  • Mar 5, 2010—CBC Radio 2 broadcast on "The Signal" (Laurie Brown)
  • Feb 5, 2010—Windsor Symphony Orchestra, cond. John Morris Russell,
    Armouries (Windsor, ON)

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