An Age Will Come

Joseph Bertolozzi

About this work:

“An Age Will Come…” was commissioned by Leon Botstein for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in 1991, and is dedicated to the composer’s parents, Giuseppe, Catherine and Vincent.

In spite of the evocative richness and majesty of the title, the music itself is not programmatic but indeed is tightly organized from an abstract of melodic and rhythmic textures and orchestral color. This material follows its own exploratory logic, veering off in surprising directions in search of music that would not exist in the usual frame of expectation. The sense of hearing music sounding as if it were being composed at that very moment is an attribute that Bertolozzi strives for in all his music.

Performed here by SEATTLEMUSIC, Joel Eric Suben, conductor.

Year composed: 1991
Duration: 00:09:45
Ensemble type: Orchestra:Chamber Orchestra
Instrumentation: 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 2 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet, 1 Timpani, 2 Percussion (General), 1 Strings (General)
Instrumentation notes: 2fl(I=picc,II=afl), 2ob(II=corA), 2bn(II=dbn), 2tpt(II=flugelhorn)

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