Brooks-Davies: Adagietto for String Orchestra

Year of composition
2007
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
6 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
String orchestra
Instrumental parts
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A gently romantic, almost wistful, main theme insists on being heard over increasing protests from the lower strings (double basses, enjoy yourselves!). They all agree on a unison couple of bars, which lead to a C major quasi-march in which the violas and cellos attempt to carry of a similarly romantic tune to an orthodox pizzicato accpt from the violins and basses. The whole things ends up somewhat skewed before the main theme returns in slightly modified form.

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