Elegy - Violin Concerto
for string chamber orchestra, percussion and synthesizer

Colin Mack
Composer
Colin Mack
Composition Date: 2014
Duration: 00:14:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Violin(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
Programme Note:
I first met Noémi in 2008, while recording my CD "Imprints" at Almonte Town Hall. I was immediately impressed with the intensity and conviction with which she approached my music. As I got to know this champion of new music, my respect only grew, so that when I received a request from her for further collaboration I enthusiastically accepted. After an interesting exchange of ideas and recordings we agreed on a Chamber Concerto for violin, strings, percussion and keyboard.
Some of the raw material for this concerto came from an earlier sketch I had made for violin and piano. Multiple sections based on predominant recurring intervals took shape, held together with melody, harmonic progression and contrasting rhythms and tempi. As I began orchestrating, the idea of using a synthesizer emerged, with the possibility of combining piano, harpsichord and other electronic keyboard sounds. Eventually the concerto took on the free from of a one movement fantasia with cadenza. After I had completed it, I gave it the title "Elegy", referring to the kind of deep personal loss which we all face.
Many thanks to Kevin Mallon and Thirteen Strings for giving this concerto life, and to the City of Ottawa for supporting it with a Project Grant. Many thanks also to Julian Armour for bringing Noémi into the recording of "In Memoriam Shostakovich" and introducing me to her, as well sound technician Jason Sonier.

-CM.

Premiere Information:
22 mai 2015 : Église St. Andrews, Ottawa, ON; Thirteen Strings, Kevin Mallon, dir., Noémi Racine Gaudreault, violon.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1611 M153el
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Violin(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 20, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (56 p.) ;
    56 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour violon solo et orchestre à cordes de chambre : Soliste: violon - 1perc - synth - str.
    En un mouvement.
    Oeuvre déposée au CMC Québec.
    - - -
    For solo violin and chamber string orchestra : Soloist : violin - 1 perc - synth - str.
    In 1 movement.
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