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bells, sirens, organs, human voices, and
◦ ◦ Often electronically processed in such a way
that they cannot be precisely identified.
Organization of sounds into a weird, yet Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
(b. 1939) American Won composer, born in Miami the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1983 Studied at Florida State and Juilliard Professional violinist for years in the American Symphony Orchestra Has composed an impressive amount of widely
performed instrumental works, including
symphonies, concertos, and string quartets Musical Works America's 1999 Composer of the Year. as a professor at her alma mater, FSU. Concerto Grosso 1985 – “Quotation
Commissioned for Handel's 300th birthday. Five movements, using themes from the
opening movement of Handel's Sonata for
Violin and Continuo in D Major. Like Handel and Bach’s concerti grossi,
Concerto Grosso 1985 is written for a small
orchestra including a harpsichord and gives
solo instruments prominent roles. 5 movements arranged symmetrically: finale
similar to the opening movement, fourth Handel’s Theme: Zwilich alternates this very Baroque theme with
very modern music that could only have been
written in the 20th Century
“I performed the [Handel] many years ago, and I especial...
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