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Premonitions for large orchestra, Op.76

Classical/Contemporary • 2018

Premonitions for large orchestra

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Celesta, Flute, Flute piccolo, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Cor anglais, Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass, Harp, Tubular Bells, Timpani, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Bass Clarinet
Scored for
Symphonic orchestra
Type of score
Full score, Parts
1 to 11 from 11
Panagiotis Theodossiou
Work written in 2018 a thesis for composer's postgraduate studies in MusicalDepartment of Ionian University ("Composition for Vocal and InstrumentalEnsembles").
It is based on the, under the same title ('Premonition'), poem by the 19thcentury British-Canadian poet Robert William Service (1874 - 1958). Point of departure is the eternal conflict between light and darkness, hope and despair, vision and nightmare, spiritual formation and inner confusion, being together and being apart, past and future, life and death. Leading by love(eros), a series of sudden thoughts and premonitions and the composer's inner visions on Service's text is a vehicle, a canvas for this composition. It follows a multilanguage style between serial-atonal and tonal idiom. It consists of an introduction which is repeated variated at the end as an epilogue and nine variations, each of a different character - independent but following one another without a pause:
1. Introduction, Sudden Thoughts (Severo)
2. Var.I. Towards the Light (Lento ambiamente)
3. Var.II.Nightmare - Shadows' Chase (Allegro deciso)
4. Var.III. Hope (Lento mystico)
5. Var.IV. Moonlight Wandering (Valse noire) (Poco piu mosso)
6. Var.V.Vision i, An Imaginary Procession (L' istesso tempo)
7.Var.VI.Vision ii, Butterflies - An Unexpected Love Affair (Valse d'amour)(Allegro)
8.Var.VΙI.Depression and Relief (Illusion) (Grave)
9.Var.VIII. Contemplation Waltz (Passacaglia) (Con moto)
10.Var.IΧ.Confusion - A Broken Heart (Moderato)
11. Finale. Last Thought (Tempo primo)
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