Fantasias on Two Appalachian Folksongs (9x12 score). Composed by Anthony Iannaccone (1943-). Premiere: Richmond Symphony, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein. Full score (study). Composed 2000. 92 pages. Duration 13 minutes. Tritone Press & Tenuto Publications #496-00076. Published by Tritone Press & Tenuto Publications (PR.496000760).
Item Number: PR.496000760
The first movement, Once upon a Time: Crosscurrents Remembered, considers the natural beauty of Virginia, together with its sometimes tragic past (wars, disease, famine), using the folksong Black is the Color to powerful effect. In Moving Time: A Millennium Ride, Iannaccone ponders Virginia's future, using Shenandoah as a vehicle. From Time to Time was written during the composer's residency with the Richmond Symphony. It appears on Albany Records' Anthony Iannaccone Orchestral Works by the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, with the composer conducting, along with two other recent Iannaccone releases, Waiting for Sunrise and West End Express. Duration: 13'.