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Symphony II (Syler)

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James Syler

James Syler


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General Info

Year: 2019
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: James Syler
Cost: Score and Parts – Available June 2020


Movements

1. Andante
2. Adagio
3. Passacaglia & Fugue


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The foundation of this music is an ascending three-note motive of C-Ab-B. This motive is the basis for the primary 12-tone theme heard at the beginning.

Movement I. is a modified sonata form with a mood of foreboding. It may feel nervous, alarming, comical at times, and militaristic.

Movement II. is an ABA form built on an excerpt of the original theme from movement I. The zenith of the movement is a quiet chorale. This movement may feel like it is traveling and looking back with nostalgia.

Movement III. is a passacaglia and eight variations followed by a double fugue featuring two subjects heard simultaneously. The themes of the previous two movements reappear as the music develops into a dissonant texture that transitions to the opening bass ostinato. As the brass build tension, the music pushes towards its inevitable new tonic of G major.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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Performances

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