Rhapsody for Orchestra - 1995

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  • Premiere: Spring, 1995, Kilbourne Hall, Eastman School of Music, Rochester/New York/United States of America,  Student Orchestra, Christopher Chaffe - Conductor

 

Rhapsody is my first work for orchestra, and as such, is exuberant and highly charged, employing many of my favorite orchestral sonorities - huge melodies, dense harmonies, wailing winds, and of course, blistering brass.

 

I was honoured to receive two awards for this piece - the Howard Hanson Award (1995), and also 1st place in the Winnipeg Symphony New Music Festival Composers' Competition (1996).

 

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