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Roberto Sierra

Publisher: G. Schirmer

A Joyous Overture (1991),
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Orchestra
Year Composed
1991
Duration
5 Minutes
Programme Note
Roberto Sierra A Joyous Overture (1991),
A bright and kinetic curtain-raiser alluding to Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” through themes employing the characteristic descending perfect fourth and the first four notes of the “Ode to Joy.”



Performances
Date
Title
  • 10 MAY 2014
    Tacoma, WA
    Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
    Harvey Felder, conductor
  • 28 FEB 2009
    San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio Symphony
    Harvey Felder, conductor

Reviews
Sierra's A Joyous Overture...reaffirmed one of the strongest compliments that can be paid to a composer today who chooses to work with traditional tools of melody, harmony, and rhythm: His music represents a unique voice, striking in its originality and bearing no traces of derivation or imitation.
Milwaukee Sentinel,1/1/0001
Beneath gorgeous, shimmering surfaces, [A Joyous Overture] advance[s] currents of continuous development.
Milwaukee Journal,1/1/0001
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