El Dorado

Marjan Mozetich
Composition Date: 1981
Revision Date: 2009
Duration: 00:16:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Harp(s)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Harp ( Solo )
  • 2 x Violin ( Divided ) ( 2 Players )
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Harp ( Solo )
  • 1 x String orchestra
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Programme Note:
Marjan Mozetich

El Dorado, 1981

Commissioned by: New Music Concerts, with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council

“The beautiful and compelling piece, El Dorado, by Marjan Mozetich was composed in 1981 for harp and strings. This work is like listening to music of the Baroque for the language is very much the same. This is not to say the music is not new; the first few bars will tell you that. But it is constructed from the same building blocks as were the works of the Baroque masters, except the repetitions and sequences are longer and within a much more lush romantic vein. This is part of the attraction of El Dorado, the magic that lies in its capacity to remain illusive. Its motoric drive propels the listener on a journey of distant yearnings and memories, a paradox of the palpable and yet unattainable. Audiences have always loved the work.”

Premiere Information:
Walter Hall, University of Toronto
April 4, 1981
Erica Goodman, harp, & Amadeus String Ensemble
Conducted by Moshe Hammer


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1616 M939eL
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Harp(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 27, 1989
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (48 p.) ;
    48 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Width: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 43
    1 solo part (17 p.) ;
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    5 parts ([43] p.) ;
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For solo harp with string orchestra.
    Ms. (photocopy); original in CMC Toronto.
    Commissioned by New Music Concerts through the Ontario Arts Council.
    Duration: ca. 16:00
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