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Blackberry Winter

First Performance: $250

Each Performance Thereafter: $150

Blackberry Winter

Composer: Conni Ellisor

Orchestration: Solo Mountain Dulcimer and String Orchestra

Duration: 16:55

Score Pending


Conni Ellisor says about her piece, “I felt compelled to work within the folk idiom, utilizing folk and folk-like melodies that are true to the nature and heritage of the dulcimer, yet I wanted the piece to have the basic infrastructure of the classical concerto. So I borrowed from a number of idioms: the Baroque tradition of introducing a theme slowly before moving into an allegro tempo (first movement) a rough interpretation of sonata-allegro form (first and third movements), and the time-tested use of theme and variation (second movement).”

“For those looking for orchestral sound that is uniquely American, Conni Ellisor provides the sound that has been missing since the end of Aaron Copland’s career.”

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