Violin Concerto: The Ascension (2018)

Violin Concerto: The Ascension was composed during the winter/spring of 2018 for Hal Grossman, who is Professor of Violin at the University of Louisville.  The solo violin represents an “ascent” to higher experiences. This representation is amplified in a “postmodern” manner through the chamber orchestra accompaniment. The work is to be performed attacca.

Harvey J. Stokes
4/24/18
Duration of movements:
I. ” . . . upward . . . “           ca. 9′ 45″
II. ” . . . struggle . . . “          ca. 9′ 20″
III. ” . . . onward . . . “        ca. 10′ 55”
Total Duration: ca. 30′ 00″

 

Instrumentation
(Solo Violin and Chamber Orchestra)
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet in B-flat
Bassoon
French Horn in F
Trumpet in C
Trombone
Pedal Timpani
(Beginning pitches: 32″ [E]; 29″ [B]; 26″ [d]; 23″ [g])
Piano
Solo Violin
Strings

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