Celebrations

  • 1969
  • 25'

A Song and a Dance 10′, an audience pleasing, melodic piece with 60’s baroque rock,
A Very Short Opera 8′, a comic scherzo and confrontation between an evil frog and a princess,
An Allegory 9′, the triumph of an optimistic jig tune over the forces of darkness.
Movements can also be performed separately.
Commissioned by Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, George Cleve, conductor and Canada Council.
Premiere: Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, CBC radio and television broadcast October 4 1969.
also Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; and Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.
Difficulty: good youth/community to professional orchestra.
Instrumentation: 2222/4331/timp/3-4 perc /harp/ strings.
Score for sale (orchestra parts – rental)

“…a showcase for a symphony orchestra..” Madelaine Bernier -Winnipeg Tribune

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