Guitar Concerto No3 - Lament for the Balkans
by Apostolos Paraskevas
Large Ensemble - Digital Sheet Music

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Large Ensemble,Strings Cello,Double Bass,Guitar,High Voice,Viola,Violin - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.942107

Composed by Apostolos Paraskevas. 20th Century,Contemporary,World. Score and parts. 104 pages. Silver Sickle Publications #6359413. Published by Silver Sickle Publications (A0.942107).

Lament for the Balkans for guitar, strings and mezzo soprano

Is my third work with a concertante attitude towards the guitar. It was premiered in the Corfu Guitar Festival in 1999 under the direction of Theodore Antoniou.

The initial idea and inspiration came to me after the tragic events in the former Yugoslavia those years. The guitar has a narrative role while the string orchestra expresses visions of laments here and there. At the work a soprano is heard from almost far a way lamenting the victims of another war.

The tragic situation of all wars in this world compels me as a creator and performer to express feelings through my music. For this important reason and with the hope that my music would be able to transfer a message against war and to evoke feelings towards peace, I composed Lament. As a composer, I think that I have the obligation and, at the same time, the right to fight using my weapons against any war that causes violence, abandonment, and misery.


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