In Celebration (Symphony No. 4)

Henri Lazarof

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Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
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In Celebration was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, and was written to commemorate the opening of Benaroya Hall in Seattle. It is dedicated to Gerard Schwarz, Music Director of the Seattle Symphony.

The three movements are ??joyful song,? ?from ?The Aeolian Harp,? and ??and rejoice?; the second movement forms a shorter, lyrical interlude between the longer first and last movements.

The texts are from various sources, but have a common theme, that of celebration, particularly through music. They are taken from a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Mvt. II), and adaptations of the text by Baron van Swieten to Haydn?s The Creation (Mvt. I), and of passages from Ecclesiastes and Psalms (Mvt. III).

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony
Composition Date 1996
Duration 00:25:00
Orchestration SATB Chorus; 3(Picc.) 3 3(EbCl./ B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Premiere 3rd, 4th December, 1998. Seattle Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwarz.

Details

I. ?joyful song
II. from ?The Aeolian Harp?
III. ?and rejoice