Adagio Lamentoso - In Memoriam September 11th 2001 (arr. for Strings)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
7 minutes
Modern classical music
String orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

The version for full organ of 'Adagio Lamentoso' had its first public performance in November 2002, with a second performance at the Brighton Festival in May 2003. I then decided to arrange the work for a small string orchestra to exploit the wider compass this offers as well as the scope for a clearer delineation of the voices.

In August 2008, I revised the arrangement for a possible performance and made a number of minor changes, particularly in the closing section. Please email me if you are interested in a set of parts.

A technical point - the arrangement calls for double basses that can descend to C below the bass stave.

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