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Suite for String Orchestra

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By Greg Bartholomew

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String Orchestra - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Greg Bartholomew. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Post-Romantic, Repertoire, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 35 pages. Burke & Bagley #BB041. Published by Burke & Bagley (S0.18349).

Item Number: S0.18349

The SUITE FOR STRING ORCHESTRA, duration approx. 10 minutes, is an adaptation of The String Trio for George Crumb which was commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium in honor of American composer George Crumb on the occasion of his 75th birthday.The work is in three movements. The first movement is constructed almost exclusively from the four pitches corresponding to the initial and final letters in Crumb's name: G, E, C and B. The second movement is based on the Sarabanda theme from Crumb's well-known work for electric string quartet, Black Angels, which is quoted in the middle of that movement. Both the second and third movements each fill 75 measures, marking Crumb's 75 years. The pitches G, E, C and B recur as a motif in the final movement (this time as G# and C#), as the piece concludes with a bit of fun.

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