Meditation and prayer
for chamber orchestra

Tawnie Olson
Composer
Tawnie Olson
Composition Date: 2009
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 2 x Percussion
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
Meditation and Prayer began its existence as the fifth movement of my “Seven Last Words from the Cross” for chorus and orchestra, but it is equally capable of standing on its own as an independent piece. In its original context, it serves as a temporary respite between the emotionally intense second and third utterances from the cross, and is structured as a set of meditative free variations on the melody that sets the thief’s cry “Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Although its original significance is lost when this movement is performed out of context, I believe that listeners will still hear in this music an echo of deep longing.

Premiere Information:
05/04/2009 Woolsey Hall New Haven, CT, USA Yale Camerata Conductor: Marguerite Brooks

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 O52me
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • December 2, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (14 p.) ;
    14 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 21
    11 parts ((21) p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Chamber Orchestra
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