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Zodiac Concerto

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Anthony DiLorenzo

Anthony DiLorenzo


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General Info

Year: 2006 / 2017
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Movements

1. Gemini
2. Capricorn
3. Aries


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The composer explains, “The first movement of this concerto, Gemini, was commissioned in 2006 as a solo show piece for euphonium soloist Adam Frey and former Canadian Brass horn soloist Jeff Nelsen. At the time, Gemini was one of several works composed in the genre of Greek mythology.

Before the Zodiac Concerto would come into fruition, nearly ten more years would pass, when Roger Oyster approached me with the idea that we expand Gemini into a full concerto. It was important to keep some sort of unity with the three movements, as if they were written at the same time. Capricorn was to set the stage for something more serious, warm and heartfelt, in contrast to Gemini, no mistake that it mirrored some of Capricorn’s own personality traits. With Aries, I wanted to write something that had plenty of direction and drive, as well as something otherworldly. I’m not one to write in a minimalistic style, but I do graze the style for a few opening bars or so, as if you were lifted off the ground by a wondrous mechanical flying machine headed off into the cosmos, before moving to a more melodic approach. As Aries wraps up, I revisit the more angular and rhythmic elements of Gemini which help bring things full circle.”

The Zodiac Concerto was commissioned by Scott Lubaroff, Roger Oyster, and Bill Caballero. The world premiere performance was given in April, 2017, by the University of Central Missouri Wind Ensemble, Dr. Scott Lubaroff, Conductor, Roger Oyster and Bill Caballero, soloists.

- Program Note from University of Central Florida Wind Ensemble concert program, 9 April 2017


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of Central Florida (Orlando) Wind Ensemble (Scott Lubaroff, conductor; William Caballero, horn; Roger Oyster, euphonium) – 9 April 2018
  • University of Central Missouri (Lee's Summit) Wind Ensemble, (Scott Lubaroff, conductor; William Caballero, horn; Roger Oyster, euphonium) – April 2017 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

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