Jeffrey Nytch

Epilogue (In Memoriam Yitzhak Rabin)

InstrumentationString orchestra (violins, violas and celli div. a 3, plus double bass)
Length11 minutes
CommentsThis elegy was written following the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The piece is subdivided into three main sections: a reflective elegiac section which builds slowly to an emotional climax; a fast, driving passage; a final calm infused with stillness and peace. Despite the work's subtitle, the work is intended to be a universal statement of how we respond to loss and tragedy.
SourcesTape, score and parts available from the composer: Jeffrey Nytch
835 Maginn St. Floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
HistoryCommissioned by Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) and premiered there April, 1995; later performed by the Duquesne University Symphony (Pittsburgh) and this summer by the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge. Both audiences and performers have received the piece enthusiastically on all occasions.
ContributorThe composer

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