Divertimento for Alto Sax and Piano
Dzon (In Memoriam Alan Hovhaness)
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Trittico for Violin and Piano
Mvt. 1. Introduction, Romanza
Suite Folkoloristica for Band
The Gemelli Chronicle (In Memoriam 9/11/2001)
Magnificat (SATB), Strings
Hanukkah Memories preview.pdf
Score and parts available from Galaxy Music Co.
Christmas Memories (for Orchestra) Partial Score.pdf
Christmas Memories Written as a companion piece to Hanukkah Memories, Christmas Memories tries to capture the spirit of the Christmas Season by focusing on some Christmas Carols, which although are well established and musically merit-worthy, tend to be overshadowed by the more popular, secular ones. As an added bonus, once I had chosen the main carols that appealed to me, I happily discovered that three of the seven did not come from the English repertoire, the source for many if not most of the traditional carols. The main carols in the arrangement are: "Patapan" (France), "Coventry Carol", "In the Bleak Midwinter", "God Rest Ye Very Gentlemen", "Gesú Bambino", (Italy), "Good Christian Men Rejoice" and "Silent Night" (Germany). Snippets of some of the more "popular" carols ("Jingle Bells, "Joy to the World" and "What Child is This"), are used to transition form the main carols.
Dzon for Marimba and Orchestra Partial Score.pdf
In writing this piece, I have tried to capture the harmonic, melodic and ethnic qualities of Hovahness’s music. Although the music is original, it was folk and ethnically inspired. Furthermore, I have not hesitated to “borrow” from the great master. Hovhaness had a great ear for the exotic combinations of instruments. A familiar Hovhaness device which I use is his senza misura (without a prescribed rhythm or meter) technique. The string instruments plus harp are asked to improvise with a series of notes, randomly, rapidly and in any rhythm. The result is very interesting when set against the strictly and more traditionally written marimba part. Throughout the piece, the marimba provides a wonderful timbral contrast to the accompanying instruments. Dzon is dedicated to my dear friend and wonderful musician, marimbist Sylvie Zakarian.
Andrew Sorg, Trumpet