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Adagio (Holsinger)

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David Holsinger

David Holsinger

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General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composed in memory of a departed friend, this work is an intensely emotional synthesis of both joy and pain, the result being a beauty touched with sadness similar to the effect achieved by Albinoni's famous Adagio. Also similar with that work is its large arch form, which culminates with a broad full band statement of the theme set against a proud counterstatement in the horn section. On either side of the arch is a long, expressive crescendo/decrescendo built upon a rising bass line almost like a passacaglia. A beautiful tribute!

- Program Note from publisher

In memory of Byron E. Gray.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

  • Georgia: IV
  • North Carolina: IV
  • South Carolina: III


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