John Corigliano (trans. Christopher Anderson)
Year: 1969 / 2012
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G. Schirmer Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II-III, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbal
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
None discovered thus far.
Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings is clearly the genesis of the original idea, as the connections are too specific to be ignored. The composer's notes identify the work as an expansion on incidental music written for an off—Broadway play, but the dedication to Samuel Barber implies the source of the material in the incidental music. The key signatures, melodic structure and scoring procedure are all three inextricably linked to the Adagio for Strings. While some differences exist in the overall shape of the Elegy as compared to the Adagio, the basic architecture of the two works, both of which begin and end with quiet passages, are similar.
- Program note from Teaching Music through Performance in Band
For Samuel Barber.
- Program Note from score
- Audio CD: North Texas Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) - 2016
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- McGill University (Montreal, Que.) Wind Orchestra (Alain Cazes, conductor) – 28 September 2018
- University of Texas (Austin) Wind Symphony (Corey Pompey, conductor) – 8 May 2015
- Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Wind Ensemble (Donald McKinney, conductor) – 23 March 2013 (CBDNA 2013 National Conference, Greensboro, N.C.)
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Antiphon. See: Two Works for Antiphonal Brass
- Circus Maximus. See: Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus"
- Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble (tr. Davis) (1977/2014)
- DC Fanfare (tr. Spede) (1997/2001)
- Elegy (arr. Anderson) (1969/2012)
- Gazebo Dances (1974)
- Lullaby for Natalie (trans. Martin) (2011/2012)
- Mr. Tambourine Man (trans. Mösenbichler-Bryant) (2000/)
- Promenade Overture (tr. Roeder) (1981/2017)
- Red Violin Chaconne (tr. Lorenzo) (2005)
- STOMP (trans. Humfeld) (2010/2018)
- Tarantella from "Symphony No. 1" (tr. Gershman) (1988)
- Symphony No. 3, "Circus Maximus" (2004)
- Tournaments (tr. Anderson) (1963/2013)
- Two Works for Antiphonal Brass (1993)
- Fanfares to Music
- Antiphon (arr. Jack Hyatt)
- Voyage (tr. Thornton) (1971/2015)
- Anderson, Christopher. "Elegy." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 556-563. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
- Perusal score