for full orchestra

2, 2, 2+bass, 2- 2, 2, 2, 1- Timp, 1, Strings

Program Notes

Elegy began as a prayer. The initial musical ideas came to me when I found out that my beloved piano teacher, Marina Grin, was terminally ill. But the full realization of the piece only emerged spontaneously after I learned of her passing. Elegy is dedicated to the memory of Marina Grin, who first showed me how to live a life in music. Originally for violin and piano, the orchestra version of Elegy was commissioned and premiered by the Grand Rapids Symphony in 2013.

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