Symphony in the form of a rhapsody : full orchestra
by Richard Charlton (2007)
Score SampleView a sample of the score of this work
From the CD Assorted choral & orchestra works
Selected products featuring this work — Display all products (1 more)
This item is not commercially available from the Australian Music Centre. We regret that we cannot offer it for sale.
Library shelf no. CD 2297 [Available for loan]
$64.55Add to cart
Library shelf no. Q 784.2/CHA 1 [Available for loan]
Display all products featuring this work (1 more)
The dictionary describes a Rhapsody as an enthusiastic, ecstatic, or extravagant utterance or composition. A piece of music in one extended movement, usually emotional in character. In writing this piece I felt that all of these descriptions applied, and composing a symphony in this day and age is a pretty extravagant gesture in itself. In terms of language it is essentially "neo-romantic" in style and follows the typical symphonic construction of "sonata" form. Two of the main themes share the same "motive" (a drop of a 7th) and some material utilises the "whole tone" scale but with underlying diatonic harmony.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, glockenspiel, strings.
Duration: 12 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Tertiary/professional
Dedication note: Dedicated to North Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Steven Hillinger. This work is dedicated to my friend Steven Hillinger and to the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra in thanks for their support of my music
- In the form/style of: Symphonies
Performances of this work
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.
To post a comment please login.