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Elegy for September

Randall Snyder, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

for soprano sax, harp, strings Originally conceived for lute, then arranged for harpsichord. The first section evolves through a veiled opening to a more agitated middle part before a return to the spirit of the beginning. The piece concludes with an arrangement of The Silver Swan, by Orlando Gibbons. Begun in early September, 2001, as a memorial to the composer’s father, the Elegy unfortunately assumed more universal relevance with the unfolding of the tragic events of 9/11 .

Suggested Citation

Randall Snyder. "Elegy for September" 2003
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/randall_snyder/278

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