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Three Pieces For Violin and Orchestra "Violin Concerto No. 2" (Score – violin and symphony orchest
Full Orchestra - Level 5 - Digital Download
Composed by Mark O'Connor. 20th Century, Contemporary, Folk. Score and parts. 158 pages. Mark O'Connor #6209329. Published by Mark O'Connor (A0.861953).
Item Number: A0.861953
Three Pieces For Violin and Orchestra "Violin Concerto No. 2" (score – violin and symphony orchestra) MO152A
Score (parts available)
Music by Mark O’Connor
154 pages - 56:00 minutes in length (1st Mvnt – 20 min; 2nd Mvnt – 16 min; 3rd Mvnt – 20 min
Three Pieces For Violin and Orchestra "Violin Concerto No. 2"
Originally composed to mark the bicentennial of the state of Tennessee, O’Connor’s 2nd Violin Concerto was premiered with the Nashville Symphony during the 1996 celebration. The movements, "Call of the Mockingbird," "Trail of Tears," and "Fanfare for the Volunteer" reflect on broad themes relating to the history and culture of the state. The work was released in 1999 on a cd for Sony Classical performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra titled by its final movement "Fanfare for the Volunteer."
Call of the Mockingbird; The evocations of nature and landscape. In the course of its many voicings (both literal and figurative), the theme evokes a broad range of images, from the bird of the title to the ruggedness of the Appalachian terrain.
Trail of Tears; The tragedy of the forced migration of the Cherokee Indians in 1838-39. An episode in American history, the work incorporates aspects of Native American, Celtic and Central European traditions within the broader context of a symphonic composition.
Fanfare for the Volunteer; The fierce and bittersweet pride of the southeastern United States. Perhaps, the clearest blending of O’Connor’s background as a traditional fiddler with his more recent work as a symphonic composer. The occasional hints of Irish balladry evoke nothing so much as the keenest sense of longing.
(The music is suited for advanced levels)
Original music printed from the composer’s manuscripts.
Music editing, copying and engraving by Mark O’Connor
using "Finale" on Apple Macintosh 1994-95
Composed by Mark O’Connor
Commissioned by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Can be heard on "Fanfare for the Volunteer!" Sony Classical and "The Essential Mark O’Connor" Sony Classical
Mark O’Connor - violin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Steve Mercurio
Catalogue Number MO152A
Copyright © 1994 by Mark O’Connor Music International
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