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The Peril of Dreams

The Peril of Dreams

for two harps and orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
The Peril of Dreams is a symphony expressed through the lens of a double harp concerto: four movements which are in many ways thematically connected. The first movement lays out the musical materials and the relationship of soloists to ensemble. The second, a kind of minuet scherzo, reveals a hidden character – the ‘hymn from upstairs’, which only makes its appearance at the very end of the movement.

The third movement is a kind of Tarantella or death dance – a short, poisonous spike of energy before the somber, tragic final movement in which the harps drift nobly further and further from the orchestra. Hannah Lash
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra with leadership support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting
Content text: I.
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Difficulty: advanced
Performance duration: 35'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Year of composition: 2019
instrumentation: 3(3.pic).3.3.3-4.3.2.btbn.1-timp.3perc(I: mar, xylo, cast; II: vib, glsp, rototoms; III: s.d, cast)-str
Performances
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra: Seattle Symphony
2020-04-25 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra: Seattle Symphony
2020-04-23 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall | World Premiere
The Peril of Dreams is a symphony expressed through the lens of a double harp concerto: four movements which are in many ways thematically connected. The first movement lays out the musical materials and the relationship of soloists to ensemble. The second, a kind of minuet scherzo, reveals a hidden character – the ‘hymn from upstairs’, which only makes its appearance at the very end of the movement.

The third movement is a kind of Tarantella or death dance – a short, poisonous spike of energy before the somber, tragic final movement in which the harps drift nobly further and further from the orchestra. Hannah Lash
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra with leadership support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting
Content text: I.
II.
III.
IV.
Difficulty: advanced
Performance duration: 35'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Year of composition: 2019
instrumentation: 3(3.pic).3.3.3-4.3.2.btbn.1-timp.3perc(I: mar, xylo, cast; II: vib, glsp, rototoms; III: s.d, cast)-str
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra: Seattle Symphony
2020-04-25 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Orchestra: Seattle Symphony
2020-04-23 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, Benaroya Hall | World Premiere