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Hatikva By Aaron Alon
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HatikvaINSTRUMENTATION: Symphony Orchestra2+Picc, 2 (1 doubling Eng. Hn.), 2 + B. Cl., 2 • 3:3:3:1 • Timp. • 2 Perc. (sd, susp cymb., chms., glock., crash cymb.) • Hp •... More > Str. This arrangement of Hatikva is written for community or youth orchestras. In addition to a lower level of technical demand, the orchestral size has been reduced to winds by twos (with added piccolo, oboe doubling on Eng. Hn., and added bass clarinet), one less horn than is traditionally employed (3), and the following optional substitutions, in case orchestras do not have the requested instrumentation: Bass Clarinet: Bassoon II Harp: Piano or Marimba< Less
Spell By Aaron Alon
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SpellINSTRUMENTATION: Violin & 2 cellos While Spell is not truly programmatic, the music and movement titles are meant to create a loose story of sorcerers casting a spell. In the first... More > movement (“Spell”), the casting of the spell starts in the violin and is echoed and expanded upon by the second cello. The second movement (“Pagan Dance”) starts as an extension of the first, but gradually builds into a raucous and chaotic dance. The energy continually increases until it is finally suspended at a high point: the spell is ending; dawn in approaching. In the final movement (“Embers”), the fire begins to die. Various motives and themes return and are subject to increasing fragmentation. Though the spell and the fire are dying, the magic only fades from view. The movements are played without pause. Performance notes for atypical notation are provided within the context of the score. The movements are to be played attacca.< Less
Spring and Fall By Aaron Alon
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Spring and FallINSTRUMENTATION: Medium voice, cello, & piano “Spring and Fall” is a setting of Hopkins’ poem by the same name. In the text, the speaker consoles Margaret, who... More > is grieving her first loss (loss of innocence or possibly a death). The speaker attempts a stoic veneer, but emotion seeps through; the speaker’s own struggle is brought out in the rapidly shifting mood of the cello cadenza. The speaker asks Margaret why she is weeping, concluding that she weeps for a universal human condition, something we all feel but can scarcely name: “It is the blight man was born for, / It is Margaret you mourn for.” While both instruments engage in musical commentary on the text, the piano is more of a passive observer of the mood; the cello is more closely aligned to the voice and to the speaker’s emotional struggle, as the speaker tries to comfort Margaret, and ultimately, him- or herself.< Less
Everest By Aaron Alon
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INSTRUMENTATION: Symphony Orchestra (3333 4331 T+3 Hp Str. Fl3 doubles picc; Cl3 plays B Cl throughout.) DURATION: ca. 6 minutes For more information, please... More > see: http://www.aaronalon.com/works/everest/everest.html< Less
Hibakusha By Aaron Alon
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HibakushaINSTRUMENTATION: Solo flute Following the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, many survivors were plagued with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. These survivors are known as Hibakusha. This... More > piece seeks to capture their state of shock, sometimes described as a 'frozen dream,' as they were ever-haunted by their devastating past. While this was first envisioned as a larger ensemble piece, there is something profoundly isolating about the condition of Hibakusha, which suggested the solo instrumental treatment adopted here.< Less
Peter Pan Suite By Aaron Alon
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Peter Pan SuiteINSTRUMENTATION: Chamber Orchestra [Wind Quint. (standard doublings), harp, celesta, 2 Perc. + Timp./Perc. 3, String Quintet (2:1:1:1)] Peter Pan Suite is a ballet for chamber... More > orchestra in eleven short movements. The text and music are based upon JM Barrie's Peter and Wendy (1911). The full score is about 30 minutes long, but it may also be performed in an abridged version (playing 6 of the 11 movements), lasting about 15 minutes.< Less
Fantasia for Piano By Aaron Alon
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Fantasia for PianoINSTRUMENTATION: Solo piano Fantasia for Piano uses minimal thematic material in an exploration of mysterious, thin textures on the piano. This piece is intended for performance by... More > advanced young or student pianists.< Less
Dulce Et Decorum Est (Piano/Vocal version) By Aaron Alon
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A setting of Wilfred Owen's "Dulce Et Decorum Est" for baritone and piano (also available in the original baritone and string quartet version).
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A comic art song for high voice & piano DURATION: ca. 5 1/2 minutes For more information, please visit: http://www.aaronalon.com/works/allrights