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In Aeternam

In Aeternam

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
This work was written as a memorial to my niece who died at birth. In it, my aim was to capture a range of emotions, from sorrow and grief to shock and despair. But it is also about life. The memory of hearing my own son’s heartbeat for the first time was still fresh in my mind and there is a heartbeat figure which appears in the second section of the work, played pizzicato by the basses and cellos very softly, then later very forcefully. The title is in Latin and means In Eternity. Though in one continuous movement, this work contains three main sections. The first section, which is slow and lyrical in character, introduces a short thematic fragment played by the piccolo. This thematic idea is heard throughout the course of the work in different contexts. The second section, which is fast, frantic, and somewhat violent in character, transforms the opening fragment, first in the bass clarinet and woodwinds, then later in the brass. The third section brings back material from the first and the work concludes the way it began. - Pierre Jalbert
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the California Symphony
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 7. Mai 2000 Walnut Creek, CA, Lesher Center for the Arts (USA) · Dirigent: Barry Jekowsky · California Symphony
Year of composition: 2000
instrumentation: 2.pic.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbsn-4.3.3.1-timp.3perc-hp.pno.cel-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Laura Jackson
Orchestra: Reno Philharmonic
2018-01-16 | Reno, NV (United States of America), Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Laura Jackson
Orchestra: Reno Philharmonic
2018-01-14 | Reno, NV (United States of America), Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Laura Jackson
Orchestra: Reno Philharmonic
2018-01-14 | Reno, NV (United States of America), Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Brad Smith
Orchestra: High School Performing & Visual Arts
2016-05-17 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra
2016-04-02 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra
2016-04-01 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra
2016-03-31 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: Civic Orchestra of Chicago
2015-05-20 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), Symphony Center
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2001-10-01 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Centre
Orchestra: Budapest Symphony
2001-05-01 | Budapest (Hungary)
Conductor: Barry Jekowsky
Orchestra: California Symphony
2000-05-09 | Walnut Creek, CA (United States of America), Lesher Center for the Arts
Conductor: Barry Jekowsky
Orchestra: California Symphony
2000-05-07 | Walnut Creek, CA (United States of America), Lesher Center for the Arts | World Premiere
This work was written as a memorial to my niece who died at birth. In it, my aim was to capture a range of emotions, from sorrow and grief to shock and despair. But it is also about life. The memory of hearing my own son’s heartbeat for the first time was still fresh in my mind and there is a heartbeat figure which appears in the second section of the work, played pizzicato by the basses and cellos very softly, then later very forcefully. The title is in Latin and means In Eternity. Though in one continuous movement, this work contains three main sections. The first section, which is slow and lyrical in character, introduces a short thematic fragment played by the piccolo. This thematic idea is heard throughout the course of the work in different contexts. The second section, which is fast, frantic, and somewhat violent in character, transforms the opening fragment, first in the bass clarinet and woodwinds, then later in the brass. The third section brings back material from the first and the work concludes the way it began. - Pierre Jalbert
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the California Symphony
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 7. Mai 2000 Walnut Creek, CA, Lesher Center for the Arts (USA) · Dirigent: Barry Jekowsky · California Symphony
Year of composition: 2000
instrumentation: 2.pic.2.ca.2.bcl.2.cbsn-4.3.3.1-timp.3perc-hp.pno.cel-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Laura Jackson
Orchestra: Reno Philharmonic
2018-01-16 | Reno, NV (United States of America), Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Laura Jackson
Orchestra: Reno Philharmonic
2018-01-14 | Reno, NV (United States of America), Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Laura Jackson
Orchestra: Reno Philharmonic
2018-01-14 | Reno, NV (United States of America), Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Brad Smith
Orchestra: High School Performing & Visual Arts
2016-05-17 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra
2016-04-02 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra
2016-04-01 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra
2016-03-31 | Washington, DC (United States of America), Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Conductor: Cristian Macelaru
Orchestra: Civic Orchestra of Chicago
2015-05-20 | Chicago, IL (United States of America), Symphony Center
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
2001-10-01 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Centre
Orchestra: Budapest Symphony
2001-05-01 | Budapest (Hungary)
Conductor: Barry Jekowsky
Orchestra: California Symphony
2000-05-09 | Walnut Creek, CA (United States of America), Lesher Center for the Arts
Conductor: Barry Jekowsky
Orchestra: California Symphony
2000-05-07 | Walnut Creek, CA (United States of America), Lesher Center for the Arts | World Premiere