Rhapsody

2008 – for Symphony Orchestra (9:00)

INSTRUMENTATION

3(+af)+picc.2(+eh).2(+bc).2+cb / 3.2.2+bt.1 / Timp. / 2 Perc. / Str.


PERUSAL SCORE

Rhapsody for Orchestra


NOTE

“Rhapsody” was my first piece for symphony orchestra, a commission from Symphony Pro Musica on the occasion of their 25th anniversary celebration. In this piece, I clearly had the harmonies and collage-form techniques of Igor Stravinsky on the brain, as well as echoes of Gershwin, Bernstein, and Copland. While the piece ended up not being very festive in the traditional sense, I still think it holds up as a zealous-student exploration of the possibilities of the orchestra.

orch 


PREMIERE

May 11, 2008
Westborough High School, Westborough, MA
Symphony Pro Musica; Mark Churchill, conductor

May 10, 2008
Hudson High School, Westborough, MA
Symphony Pro Musica; Mark Churchill, conductor


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