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Melody in D : for guitar and symphony orchestra

by Themos Mexis (1978)

Melody in D

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Melody in D : for guitar and symphony orchestra / by Themos Mexis.

Library shelf no. 784.2787/MEX 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

A romantic guitar concertino with abundent use of odd rythmic changes [e.g. 3/4, 5/8, 2/4, 3/8 etc] from the middle section i.e. Vivace con Brio in bars 126 -264.

Work Details

Year: 1978

Instrumentation: Solo classical guitar, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, timpani, percussion, strings.

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Dedication note: Dedicated to my wife Eleftheria.

Commission note: Commissioned in 1978 by Art Mayer Productions for the documentary film "So what!" for Qantas.

First performance: by Themos Mexis, Raffaele Agostino — 1979. Regent Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The composer cites the following styles, genres, influences, etc. associated with the work:
Romantic.

This piece was originally scored for classic guitar, string quartet, bass and piano. In 1979 it was rescored for a larger 30-piece orchestra and incorporated as In the Sea Depths for Act I of the ballet Vania and the Water Sprite. In 2004, it was revised and rescored for guitar and symphony orchestra.

Recorded in 1978 for the documentary at the Albert Studios Sydney with guitarist Raffaele Agostino.

Revised and rescored in 2004 for guitar and symphony orchestra.

Performances of this work

Sep 79: Regent Theatre, Sydney, NSW

1979: Regent Theatre, Sydney, NSW. Featuring Themos Mexis, Raffaele Agostino.

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