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ORCHESTRA - BAND SHEET MUSIC CONTEMPORARY - 20-21TH CENTURY Judith Weir

Judith Weir: I Give You The End Of A Golden String: String Orchestra: Study



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I Give You The End Of A Golden String was commissioned in 2013 by the Royal Philharmonic Society/Britten-Pears Foundation to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Brittenand the bicentenary of thefoundation of the Royal Philharmonic Society.The piece was first performed on 8th June 2013 by the Britten Sinfonia conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth.'My aim when I began this piece was to create a long length ofstring music out of a single strand of melody.While experimenting at the beginning shaping and extending a melody in many possible directions I cameacross William Blake s lines I give you the end of a goldenstring;Only wind it into a ball It will lead you in at Heaven s gate Built in Jerusalem s wall and this became my working method winding a single tune around itself so that it gradually formed itselfinto amuch richer more complex texture. The process happens three times producing the equivalent of acontinuous three-movement concerto.The first movement is engendered by two solo violas (the melody at the beginning alreadyentwined witha slightly alternative version of itself). The slow movement (a more extended more decorated developmentof the opening tune) is introduced by a solo cello (soon winding itself into a quartet of celli). The fast finale led by two solo violins focuses on decorations within the melody rolling out ribbons of (Britten-like') thirds.' - Judith WeirSuggested minimum strings: 8.6.4.4.2 players

Composer/Artist : Judith Weir

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String Orchestra



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