Black Waltz

Duration:                 2 minutes and 40 seconds
Year:                         2016


Program Notes

     When thinking of what would work well in a reading session situation with the large forces of the NYOC, I decided to write something that would challenge the string section with something fast. The piece is set in two parts: the first, a twisting scherzo for the strings and the second, a soaring waltz melody that is assaulted by the forces the orchestra. In this, I attempted to conjure an atmosphere of unease and tension that would build up throughout the piece and be released at the very end.

Performance History

  • Jul 9, 2016, National Youth Orchestra of Canada
    Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
    Gary Kulesha, conductor (reading)
  • Jan 31, 2018, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
    Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, MB
    Julian Pelicano, conductor

Score and Parts

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