fantasy for amplified violin and orchestraamplified violin and orchestra (2002)
|Commission||Howard Hanson Memorial Institute of the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music|
|Premiere||November 8, 2002; Washington, DC, Kennedy Center; Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; Marin Alsop, conductor; National Symphony Orchestra|
|Instrumentation||2.1.ca.2(2.bcl).2-18.104.22.168-timp.3perc(vib, mar, tri, 4brake d, crot, sm tam-t, 2lg sus cym, bell tree, glsp, xyl, lg tam-t, b.d, sm tam-t, tub bells)-hp.amp pno-str|
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Angelfire is a weighty and unrelenting work, with often dense harmonies and certain repetitive sections that draw on the minimalist style. In amplifying the violin, the instrument transcends from soloist to celebrity with every gesture bathed in the spotlight and bouncing off the far walls of the concert hall.