Rhapsody

  • Four Dances for Strings
  • 1998
  • 21'

Jazz, Latin, rock, blues, ragtime and salon flavours combine in a mix of fun and melody for players and audience.
String orchestration of the string quartet Fun For Four.
Disco-Bossa 7’; The Magic Carpet 5’; Blues-Ragtime 5’; Mainstreet 4’.
Premiere: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael Reason, conductor, April 1999; McGill Chamber Orchestra, Boris Brott, conductor (Montreal); FACE (Fine Arts Core Education) School Chamber Orchestra (Montreal) Theodora Stathopoulos, conductor, of the 3rd movement Blues and Ragtime at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece July 16/17, 2012; Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Domtar Laureate Series, May 7th, and their Concerts Populaires series at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau, Montreal, July 5th. 2012.
Difficulty: good youth orchestra to professional.
Score for sale (orchestra parts – rental) also see Chamber
Fun For Four on the CD Silhouettes, and The Music Of Victor Davies

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