Symphony of Sorrows

William Kraft

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Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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Usually I have trouble finding a title. However, this time it came first ? in fact, months before I was able to start work. Why "Symphony of Sorrows"? I really don?t know specifically. It just came and wouldn?t leave me alone. Then again, it may have been the accumulation of tragedies in my family history, coupled with the tragic legacy of the 20th century: the many wars, the many racial, religious and nationalistic conflicts, the holocaust, the atom bomb, and the universal rise of crime, terrorism and brutality. In short, the failure of the human race to realize that ultimately, in the most basic of ways, we are very much alike?to invoke a clich

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Composition Date 1995
Duration 00:15:00
Orchestration 3(Picc./A.Fl.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
Premiere 12th November, 1995. Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Seattle, WA