Aria for Orchestra

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Instrumentation: winds: 2- 2-2-2; brass: 4-3-3-1; percussion 3 players, strings

Duration: 4:30

Program Notes: Aria is a brief lyrical piece for orchestra.The primary melody grows from a simple gesture first stated by the English horn. The strings and percussion provide a sparse but colorful background texture as the developing melody moves from the English horn to the flute and then to the oboe. This texture slowly develops into a flowing accompaniment as the music builds to a climax then gently dies away.