ELEGY TO THE FUTURE

for Pierrot ensemble

Duration:

13 minutes
 

Instrumentation:   

piccolo/alto flute; clarinet; violin; cello; percussion; piano

Year Composed:  

2001
 

Written For:            

Collage New Music, David Hoose, conductor

Commissioned by:  

Collage New Music, with kind support
by Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser

Premiere Performance:

24 February, 2001
Boston, MA, United States
Collage New Music
Linda Toote, flutes
Robert Annis, clarinets
Catherine French, violin;
Joel Moerschel, cello
Christopher Oldfather, piano
Craig McNutt, percussion
David Hoose, conductor

Program Notes:

Elegy to the Future for Pierrot ensemble was written in Tel Aviv, Israel during a period of daily bomb attacks, shooting and growing tension. I asked myself how and when it would end. Then came September 11, 2001 and my previous thoughts received an even greater dimension. This piece, which was completed in September 26, 2001, deals with the sorrow, restlessness and fear for the future, caused by such events. Toward the end of the piece, one can hear fragments from the second movement of Mozart Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488.For me, this fragment represents the understanding that things will never be the same again and that the pure is now shadowed in darkness. Elegy to the Future was commissioned by, and is dedicated to David Hoose, and Collage New Music.

 
 

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