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Symphony No.3 - Remembered songs

for orchestra

Year:  2002   ·  Duration:  19m
Instrumentation:  3223; 4231; timpani; percussion: 2 Side drums, cymbals, suspended cymbals, tamtam; harp ; strings

Year:  2002
Duration:  19m
Instrumentation  3223; 4231; timpani; percus...

Composer:   David Farquhar

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To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About

This Symphony is dedicated to the memory of my wife, Raydia, who died in 2001, and is based on material from my song-cycle, In Despite of Death, a work that she had been closely associated with. The Symphony follows the emotional shape of the song-cycle, moving from struggle and resistance towards acceptance. The first movement is the most substantial, and near the beginning introduces a three-note figure (on horns and trumpet), which permeates the whole work. The three final movements - scherzo, slow march and epilogue - are played without a break.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra


Dedication note

To his wife Raydia


Contents note

Four movements: 1. Moderato energico 2. Leggiero 3. Alla marcia lento 4. Andante tranquillo


Performance history

27 Mar 2002: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra cond. James Judd; Founders Theatre, Hamilton

06 Apr 2003: p: Symphony No.3 - Remembered songs; NZSO, Judd 050403

30 Jan 2004: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Young

30 Jan 2004: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Young

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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