PROLOGUE, ARIA, & DANCE

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1961

Instrumentation : 

hn, str orch

Duration (min): 

9:

Movements-Titles: 

1

First Performance: 

1962 - Strings and First Horn of Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock, Texas

A work for solo horn and string orchestra, in three continuous sections contained within a single movement. The brief prologue features widely spaced string sonorities and a declamatory horn part; the aria is more lyrical, with momentary references to the prologue; the dance is driving and rhythmic, with a good deal of syncopation. The music of the prologue makes another brief appearance before the rushing coda. Difficult - suitable for college, community, or professional orchestras.

Written under a MENC Composer Grant.

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