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Grace Williams-Four Illustrations


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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2016, 07:53:35 am »

.....and almost immediately the Elegy for string orchestra becomes available :) Many thanks, britishcomposer :)

Indeed, many thanks! I have put a copy in the archive and updated the catalogue ...

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2016, 03:15:41 pm »

.....Eh,pause for a moment!

According to my catalogue of the orchestral music of Grace Williams she wrote two Elegies for string orchestra-the first in 1936, revised 1940 and another in 1970. The second lasts for five minutes-which is the time of the work uploaded.

I shall investigate further since I must have found the information somewhere ::)
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2016, 05:48:07 pm »

I am sorry, I cannot give you more information about the recording of the Elegy. It was the last piece in a five-part edition of Composer of the Week in 2006. Donald McLeod said the score bore the inscription "not to be performed" or something like that but he didn't give the date.
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« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2016, 06:59:39 am »

I am sorry, I cannot give you more information about the recording of the Elegy. It was the last piece in a five-part edition of Composer of the Week in 2006.

In which case it was broadcast on 11th August 2006. There isn't a second independent orchestral Elegy dating from 1970: the musical example given on p.19 of Malcolm Boyd's study confirms the present work as the very early score.

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« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2016, 03:11:07 pm »

Thank you for this, John :) I have no idea where I got the idea of the "1970 Elegy". I shall continue to investigate but without doubting that you are correct.
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