Arcadian Symphony (1997)
1998 Winner of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra Competition
Symphony in five movements
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By juxtaposing formal, harmonic and contrapuntal gestures from classical and romantic symphonies with a modern sensibility and idiom, the music of this symphony explores the tensions between light and shadow, playfulness and seriousness, fantasy and taut structure.
The Gavotte is also available in a separate piano transcription.
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Reviews & Testimonials
“Neoclassic in design, the work takes unexpected Prokofievian shifts on a number of occasions, always leaving the listener alert.”
-- Phillip George in 20th Century Music, October 1998
“The scherzo is lively, sardonic, amusing, and motivically concise... the final tarantella is a strange one indeed, full of mysticism and wildness.”
-- Nancy Bloomer Deussen in 20th Century Music, March 1998
“...skillfully written, ambitious music that transmitted something fresh through old forms... The opening overture displayed imaginative orchestration... A theme and variations movement yielded one idiomatically luscious wind solo after another.”
-- Ken Keuffel Jr. in The Arizona Daily Star, December 1998
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