Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Duration: 4:00
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

"Upbeat!" was commissioned for premiere by the National Symphony Orchestra (Sept. 5th, 1999), and the Westchester Symphony Orchestra (Sept. 18th, 1999), in performances conducted by Anthony Aibel. The work springs from the famous upbeat in the Partita No. 3 by J.S. Bach, and so the title is a play on words, referring also to the lively and joyous "upbeat" character of the music.

Scores & Parts

Upbeat! - Full Score - Study

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Susan W. Rose Fund for Music and the Richard Herman Foundation.
Composition Date 1998
Orchestration 3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 2Perc. Str.
Premiere 5th September, 1999. National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Aibel, at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.

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