Stony Brook Concerto

Ralph Shapey

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Performing Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

"Stony Brook Concerto" was written in 1996 and dedicated to the Stony Brook State University for my 75th birth year. It was inspired by the wonderful playing, attitude and generosity of the young performers, whom I met there in 1995, when they performed other works of mine during a concert that I conducted.

The work consists of three movements:
I. Bel Canto, Dolce-Maestoso, Largamente - Rhythmic, Joyous, spiritoso - Brillante, Bravura - sostenuto, cantabile, Sonorous - Cantabile, Elegante - Maestoso, Exaltazione
II. Scherzo: Rhythmic, Vigoroso, Joyous; Trio; Coda
III. Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Joan Greenstone, beloved daughter of Paul and Erika Fromm: Introduction: Bel Canto, Dolce; Funeral March; Elegy - Maestoso, Exaltazione

As in all of my music it is a one-fabric work. Material as stated in the first movement is projected throughout the entire piece through variations and its manifold designs assuming various guises of itself. It is scored for Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Bass trombone, 2 percussion, Violin, Cello and Piano.

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Additional Information

Composition Date 1996
Duration 17:10
Orchestration 1(Picc.) 1 1 1 - 1 1 1(B.Tbn.) 0; 2Perc. Vln. Vcl. Pno.
Premiere November 26, 1996, Contemporary Chamber Players, Staller Center for the Arts, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook

Details

I. Bel Canto, Dolce-Maestoso, Largamente - Rhythmic, Joyous, spiritoso - Brillante, Bravura - sostenuto, cantabile, Sonorous - Cantabile, Elegante - Maestoso, Exaltazione
II. Scherzo: Rhythmic, Vigoroso, Joyous; Trio; Coda
III. Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Joan Greenstone, beloved daughter of Paul and Erika Fromm: Introduction: Bel Canto, Dolce; Funeral March; Elegy - Maestoso, Exaltazione