Glimpse of Elysium

Price: 
$75.00

Glimpse of Elysium

Arranger/Composer: 

Uppercue, Kevin

Item Code:
20870
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

Elysium—the fabled eternal resting place of Greek demigods and heroes—is here represented by a lush, epicurean setting for string orchestra.

Program Notes

Elysiumthe fabled eternal resting place of Greek demigods and heroes—is here represented by a lush, epicurean setting for string orchestra. The opening section features a martial-like pizzicato in the basses that accompany a sustained and expressive melody in the cellos, with muted tremolos in the violins and violas adding ethereal embellishments—all representing a slow revealing of the felicitous realm. The work builds to a stentorian climax as Elysium is fully, yet briefly revealed, with trills and scalar passages in the violins and horn-like calls in the violas and cellos adding fanfare. As the view of Elysium dissipates, the piece comes to a quiet, gentle close.

Grade Level: 3.5
Copyright: 2014
Number of Players: 8-8-5-5-5
Duration: 3:15

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Instrumentation

Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Violoncello
Contrabass