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Bryce Dessner

Publisher: Chester Music

Lachrimae (2012)
Lachrimae was commissioned by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Scottish Ensemble, and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Orchestra
Sub Category
String Orchestra
Year Composed
2012
Duration
15 Minutes
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Bryce Dessner Lachrimae (2012)
Lachrimae is a direct reference to John Dowland's work of the same name. I had played that that piece in school on guitar and decided that I wanted to base something on it. Dowland himself adapted the piece several times into different versions and there's also a Benjamin Britten composition based on the same piece of music, so that was part of my inspiration. When I wrote my work I was listening to string orchestra music and I think Bartók's Divertimento is the pinnacle of string writing. So the piece is kind of equally inspired by Dowland's Rennaissance Lachrimae and by Bartók's Divertimento.

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  • Ensemble
    Copenhagen Philharmonic
    Soloist(s)
    Bryce Dessner (electric guitar), Aaron Dessner (electric guitar)
    Conductor
    André de Ridder
    Deutsche Grammophon:
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