"In Memoriam" Adagio for Orchestra

Composer
Year of composition
2007
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
10 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

The Adagio for Strings in full orchestral garb. Another "accidental-free zone" with more than a hint of Barber and Vaughan Williams in their ecstatic style. First performance scheduled in Leicester May 3 2008. Dedicated to the memory of John Hand.

After a dodgy start the first performance settled down and seemed to be very well received. I've made a few revisions since.

Review from the Leicester Mercury: From shimmering strings to full orchestra composer Peter Owen's 2007 work Adagio for Orchestra conveyed a grandeur and an air of expectancy.

It was a clean performance, which proved an inviting opener to the rest of the concert.

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