Blackberry Winter

Composed by Conni Ellisor
Length: 17:00
Instrumentation: Solo Mountain Dulcimer and String Orchestra
Theme: Americana

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3:

This piece works within the folk idiom, utilizing folk and folk-like melodies that are true to the nature and heritage of the dulcimer. The piece has the basic infrastructure of the classical concerto, borrowing from a number of idioms: the Baroque tradition of introducing a theme slowly before moving into an allegro tempo (first movement), a rough interpretation of sonata-allegro form (first and third movements), and the time-tested use of theme and variation (second movement).”

“For those looking for orchestral sound that is uniquely American, Conni Ellisor provides the sound that has been missing since the end of Aaron Copland’s career.”

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