Elegy for strings

Robert Rival
Robert Rival
Composition Date: 2009
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x String orchestra
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Programme Note:
A slow, dark work with stark contrapuntal lines woven into a web of extensive string divisi, the plaintive Elegy for Strings invites comparison to Samuel Barber's famous Adagio for Strings. The tone here, however, though not without some glimmers of light, is notably bleaker. It shares some of the intensity of Barber's work but if it speaks of calm at all, it is an uneasy one. Arranged by the composer for the strings of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Elegy was originally written for solo piano, the third piece in the set Six Pieces (2007).

Premiere Information:
Feb 5, 2010 Armouries Windsor, ON Windsor Symphony Orchestra Conductor: John Morris Russell


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1500 R616el
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 29, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    5 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

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