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Seeded by dubuquesymphony on 13 Feb 2017
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Author: Dubuque Symphony
Sinfonia for Small String Orchestra, Paul Alan Price-Brenner © All rights reserved Written from 1994 to 1996, Two Movements for String Quartet utilizes quartal and triadic harmonies, constructed from traditional major and minor scales, to create an almost modal sound. The work explores the use of ostinato figures and advanced bow techniques through a traditional sonata-allegro movement and free-form slow movement. In 2002, the composer took the first movement of his quartet and adapted it for small string orchestra. This arrangement added basses to the original texture and allowed for a fuller sound. The arrangement won the first ever DePaul University Chamber Orchestra Composition Contest and was performed in the spring of 2004, by the orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Tom Hall. After this performance, the composer revised the Sinfonia yet again. This is the version that exists today. Sinfonia was also selected to be performed at the Midwest Composers Symposium, held at the