Allegro in A Mixolydian

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Allegro in A MixolydianIthaca High School String Orchestra; Samantha Hecht, conductor
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Allegro in A Mixolydian was commissioned by the Ithaca High School String Orchestra and Samantha Hecht as its director as part of the 2014 Composing in the Schools program at Ithaca College. It is designed to be an introductory piece for high school musicians into the realm of modes. A Mixolydian is greatly related to D major, having only the lowered seventh scale degree to contend with, so while there will be some familiarity with A major already, students will be able to hear the difference between A Major outright and A Mixolydian. From there, the director should be able to branch out into other modal music. In the middle of the form, there is also a remnant of an older version of this piece, a minuet in C major, for an embedded string quartet to give something for the first chair players to enjoy as well as greatly change the sound of the massed string orchestra.

Instrumentation

Violin I

Violin II

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Performance History

Premiere: Ithaca High School String Orchestra Spring 2014 Concert

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