Divertimento for Orchestra

Program Notes

In Divertimento for Orchestra, the timpani drives the ensemble forward through shifting meters and textures, punctuated by brass interjections over intricate woodwind and string flourishes, to a powerful conclusion.

Originally the fourth movement of my Symphony No.3 in E Minor: Concert in Three Acts, Divertimento grew from my conviction that invigorating and uplifting new compositions can help contemporary classical music engage a wider audience. I excerpted and adapted Divertimento to display the orchestra’s rich color palette while reducing the original work's instrumentation to make it available to more ensembles.

11 minutes | 3.3.3.3 / 4.3.3.1 / Timp. 2 perc. Harp / Strings | 2015
Excerpted from Symphony No.3 in E Minor: Concert in Three Acts

 
 

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