SYMPHONY – CONCERTO (2019)
I – Oration – Desolation
II – Solitude (the search)
III – Liberation
Duration: about 25 minutes
This musical creation was originally written for: Felix Palomero ‘for believing in me’ (David Johnstone, August 2019)
The Symphony-Concerto of David Johnstone is one of the largest-scale works ever written for TXISTU soloist with orchestra, and one where the soloist is able to compete as equals with the orchestra in a musical creation displaying symphonic transformation and organic development, hence its title. With good amplification of the soloist desirable, the possibility arises to conceive the performance of the work with up to symphony orchestra forces (and thus giving many passages an extraordinary power and exhilaration), although it can work well with smaller string orchestral sizes (but a minimum of 6-5-4-4-2 if possible) and in this case with or without amplification at the choice of the soloist. It is important to bear in mind that our soloist ‘switches’ between two instruments during the course of the work; the Txistu (in F) and the lower sounding Silbote (in this case in C). These switches should not cause any concern to more advanced players.
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