Broad Bands of Light

Composed by Conni Ellisor
Length: 22:00
Instrumentation: Solo Dulcimer, 2.2.1.1-2.1.1D1.0, timp, perc, str
Theme: Americana
Instrument / Voice: Dulcimer

This beautiful suite for mountain dulcimer and orchestra is written in 5 movements. It utilizes 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, including 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).

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