Symphony No. 4 “To Jesse” (1995)

Symphony No. 4 is written to the memory of my oldest brother, Jesse L. Stokes, III (1952-1991).  He was known nationally as one of the great entertainers on the off-Broadway and summer stock musical theater scene, and was also one of many mentors of the composer.   The titles of the movements seek to indicate the character of the composed music.

Harvey J. Stokes
5/17/93–8/19/94
Duration of movements:

I. Dialectic                      15‘ 00″
II. Psalm                           22′ 00″
III. Dance                          10′ 00″
IV. Apotheosis                  13′ 00″
Total Duration: ca. 60′ 00″

Instrumentation

Piccolo

Flutes 1, 2

Oboes 1, 2

Clarinets (Bb) 1, 2

Bassoons 1, 2

Contrabassoon

French Horns (F) 1, 2, 3, 4

Trumpets (C) 1, 2, 3

Tenor Trombones 1, 2

Bass Trombone

Tuba

Piano

Harp

Timpani

Percussion I (Snare Drum [gut snares], Tambourine)

Percussion II (Vibraphone, Bass Drum, Triangle, Crash Cymbal)

Percussion III (Tam-Tam, Suspended Cymbal, Glockenspiel)

Strings (16-14-12-10-10)

This work is published by Seesaw/Subito Music of Verona, New Jersey.