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Symphonie Vocalise (2000)

A Symphony for Chamber Orchestra in 3 Movements

Allegro Vivo
Vocalise for Chamber Orchestra
Presto e vivace

Duration: 26′

Instrumentation: 2 fl/picc, 2 ob/e.h, 2 cl/bscl, 2 fgt/cfgt, 2 hn, 2 tr, hp, perc, strings.

Commissioned by : The New York Chamber Symphony and The Patrick A Gerschel Foundation

Publisher: Rassel Editions, NY 2001

Premiere: May 2000 New York Chamber Symphony with Gerard Schwarz conducting,
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York.

Composed in Fall 1999, while Lasser was living in the Val de Rue, near Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The middle movement is a Vocalise for the orchestra, with the main melody being shared by all the instruments. The work was commissioned by Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the New York Chamber Symphony with funds from the Patrick A Gershel Foundation.