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Symphony in the form of a rhapsody / R. Charlton
by Richard Charlton (2007)
The dictionary describes a Rhapsody as an enthusiastic, ecstatic, or extravagant utterance or composition. A piece of music in one extended movement, usually emotional in character. In writing this piece I felt that all of these descriptions applied, and composing a symphony in this day and age is a pretty extravagant gesture in itself. In terms of language it is essentially "neo-romantic" in style and follows the typical symphonic construction of "sonata" form. Two of the main themes share the same "motive" (a drop of a 7th) and some material utilises the "whole tone" scale but with underlying diatonic harmony.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (34p. -- A3 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — Tertiary/professional
Duration: 12 mins
Includes programme note.
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