Elegy for String Orchestra


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Elegy for String Orchestra

“He Shall Wipe Away All Tears”

Duration: 9 Minutes

Premiere: November, 1998 Moores School Chamber Orchestra University of Houston, Houston, Texas, Steven Haff, conductor

Featured on Memorial Day, 1999, on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.

Performed July, 2012, by the US Army Strings

The Elegy is an adaptation of the third movement of my String Quartet (1992) an homage to Samuel Barber. I added a string bass part plus divisi sections in the upper strings, creating a distinct and separate work for string orchestra in 1994. The meditative work contains thematic material interpolated around three statements of a chorale reminiscent of Barber’s style.

Purchase this CD: Parables of God and Man. Music of Stephen Shewan Volume 2, Albany Records TROY 349