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Joan Tower

Publisher: AMP

Elegy (1993)
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Mixed Ensemble
Year Composed
1993
Duration
5 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Trombone
Orchestration
Availability
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Reviews
Ms. Tower’s "Elegy ('… forgive these wild and wandering cries…')," subtitled after Tennyson’s "In Memoriam," was written in memory of Mr. [John] Swallow’s wife. In it, an agitated, disjunct trombone line enlivens the slow-moving strings to a febrile excitement imbued with an element of ecstasy… With Mr. Swallow playing the central role, the work proved touching and effective.
James R. Oestreich, The New York Times,10/08/1993
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