MANNING, G - Symphony No.3 in D major, Op.34

Year of composition
Gerald Manning
Difficult (Grades 7+)
39 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available


Preliminary sketches for the third Symphony in D Major, Op. 34 commenced on Christmas Day 2008 and the work was completed on the 15th March 2009. Although the tonality is predominantly in the key of D major nevertheless I have utilized the tonic chord of D major as a key sequence for the outer movements, with the exception of the second movement which is composed in F minor rather than the more traditional F sharp minor, which is the conventionally related key to A major, and therefore constitutes the key of the third movement Scherzo. The Finale fourth movement returns to the home key of D Major. Unlike the �Sancti Benedicti� second Symphony in C Minor, Op.28 the work is scored purely for instrumental forces using a moderately large orchestral canvas.

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