David Kidwell

Shenandoah: A Symphonic Portrait

Instrumentationmedium orchestra 22*22-4231-synth, 2 perc, timp, str (* 2nd oboe doubles on English horn)
Length25 minutes
CommentsAn accessible and tonal 4-movement symphony written especially for community orchestras. Infused with elements of roots music and folksong emulations. Final movement is a set of variations on the "Oh Shenandoah" folksong. Powerful and enjoyable for both audience and orchestra.
SourcesAll materials may be obtained from the publisher MMB Music http://www.mmbmusic.com
ExtrasAudio clips, articles, and program notes available at http://www.davidkidwell.net
HistoryCommissioned and premiered by the Holyoke Civic Symphony in Massachusetts.
"...the ways he manipulates the melody, his unerring harmonic sense and perceptive scoring speak with the honest originality that is the hallmark of America's most revered composers." - Clifton J. Noble, Springfield (MA) Union-News
ContributorDavid Kidwell, composer; conductor, Holyoke Civic Symphony

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