Adagio for Strings

My Adagio for Strings is my earliest performable piece (at least the earliest piece I’ll still allow to be performed).  It dates from 2002-2003.  It is a somber piece in C-sharp minor.  At the time of composition, I was heavily studying Bruckner’s adagios from his symphonies.  I was also experimenting for form, particularly in the mathematical sense.  Every phrase in the piece follows, in some way, the Fibonacci series.

This is one of my few pieces for orchestra not involving a soloist.

Below is a performance from 2004 with an ensemble of friends and myself as conductor.


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