DUSS - Youth Symphony - Spring 2020 Music

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 spring semester with DUSS Youth Symphony!

Please download your music for the spring 2020 concert here.

Russian Easter Overture was composed by Rimsky-Krosakov in 1888 and was premiered by him in St. Petersburg on December 15 of that year. This composition calls for three flutes and piccolo, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones and tuba, timpani, glockenspiel, bass drum, triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, harp, and strings.

This work is based entirely on themes from the obikhod, a collection of canticles of the Orthodox Church. The composer also uses three original chants, two in the opening section (“Let God arise!” and “An angel wailed”) and a third (“Christ has risen from the dead”) that appears “amid the trumpet blasts and the bell tolling, constituting also a triumphant coda,” according to the composer.

Please find more information about this work in the wikipedia link provided here.

 

 

Swan Lake was composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1876 and first performed in March 1872 by the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow to much critical acclaim. As a ballet, the story delves into the depths of human nature with a grim ending.

This suite, however, is quite lighter in tone as it collects a set of favorite moments from the ballet. Our performance of this work at the spring recital shall entail:
1. The scene
2. The grand waltz
3. Dance of the little swans
4. Hungarian Czardas
5. Scene finale.

Please find more information about this work in the wikipedia link provided here.