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Allegro vivace for strings

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Allegro vivace for strings : for string orchestra / Betty Beath.

Also known as: Allegro vivace for strings

by Betty Beath (1999)

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  • Instrumentation: String orchestra.


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The tonality is based on the Balinese pelog scale and this, together with rhythms that might be used by the gamelan, reflects something of the colour and dynamic contrast often to be heard in Balinese gamelan performance.

An arrangement of the work titled Allegro Vivace for strings: 'Woman's song' was made later.

Published by: Wirripang [M-720065-99-1] — 1 score (5p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary level/professional.

Duration: 2 mins, 40 sec.

First performance by Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Toshiyuki Shimada — Jun 01. Fifth International and Millennium Festival of New Music for Orchestra presented by Vienna Modern Masters in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Includes brief programme note and biographical note on composer.

Can be a companion piece to the Adagio for strings: "Lament for Kosovo", but may be performed separately.

Allegro Vivace for Strings is a particular favourite of mine and that is really why I have used the sub-title 'Woman's song'. I understand the emotional canvas the work draws upon and feel it expresses the energy, optimism, and exhilaration that accompanies the joy we experience in a celebration of life. In this way I see the work as a companion piece to the Adagio for Strings "Lament for Kosovo", a celebration of life after deep trauma and loss.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2007.

ISMN: M-720065-99-1

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This work is also available in the following products:

Music from six continents
CD: Music from six continents : 2001 series.

Adagio for string orchestra, lament for Kosovo ; Allegro vivace
CD: Adagio for string orchestra, lament for Kosovo ; Allegro vivace / Betty Beath.

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Solo Piano


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