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Symphony No. 3 - Remembered songs

for orchestra

Year:  2002   ·  Duration:  19m
Instrumentation:  3223; 4231; timp., perc.; harp; strings

Year:  2002
Duration:  19m
Instrumentation  3223; 4231; timp., perc.; h...

Composer:   David Farquhar

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About

This Symphony is dedicated to the memory of my wife, Raydia, who died in 2001, and is based on material from my song-cycle, In Despite of Death, a work that she had been closely associated with. The Symphony follows the emotional shape of the song-cycle, moving from struggle and resistance towards acceptance. The first movement is the most substantial, and near the beginning introduces a three-note figure (on horns and trumpet), which permeates the whole work. The three final movements - scherzo, slow march and epilogue - are played without a break.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by New Zealand Symphony Orchestra


Dedication note

To his wife Raydia


Contents note

Four movements:

  1. Moderato energico
  2. Leggiero
  3. Alla marcia lento
  4. Andante tranquillo

Performance history

27 Mar 2002: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra cond. James Judd; Founders Theatre, Hamilton

06 Apr 2003: p: Symphony No.3 - Remembered songs; NZSO, Judd 050403

30 Jan 2004: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Young

30 Jan 2004: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Young

Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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