Divertimento No. 11
for English horn and string orchestra

John Weinzweig
Composition Date: 1989
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Oboe(s) / Eng. Horn(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x English horn ( Solo )
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x English horn ( Solo )
  • 1 x String orchestra
Programme Note:
John Weinzweig

Divertimento No. 11, 1989

Commissioned by: Hamilton Philharmonic, with the assistance of the Canada Council


Divertimento No. 11 for English Horn and String Orchestra is cast in a form similar to the composer’s Divertimentos 6, 7 and 10 – an extended movement of 6 interconnected sections that extends the sonic voice of the English Horn beyond its traditional temperament: the dramatic, playful, a touch of blues, as well as a seldom revealed virtuosity. The role of the strings is dialogue rather than accompaniment. The final section is a set of 3 cadenzas for the English Horn preceded by brief string interludes, after which the English Horn soars to its top register, recalling the opening motives, now propelled to its conclusion by powerful thrusts of the strings.”


Premiere Information:
Nancy Nelson, English Horn, Hamilton Philharmonic, Victor Feldbrill, conductor, Hamilton, April 23, 1991

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1622 W4245div
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Soloist, Oboe(s) / Eng. Horn(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 13, 1992
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (28 p.) ; 39 cm.
    28 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Parts page count: 29
    5 parts ([29] p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
    1 solo part (7 p.) :
    Height: 32 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by the Hamilton Philharmonic through the Canada Council.
    Ms (photocopy); original of score and parts in CMC Toronto.
    For english horn with string orchestra.
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