Full score (student copy)
Full score (conductor's copy)
Symphony # 6 op. 18
War is the bitterest of all realities, and it
seems to be going on everywhere.
It mobilizes the most admirable human qualities – heroism, resilience, sacrifice – in order to cause death, destruction, and utter grief.
My War Symphony does not romanticize or aestheticize war. It is about those who are suffering its consequences without being part of it; those who have to mobilize all their forces for sheer survival.
They, in my view, are the real heroes of war.
I. The Land And The Warriors
II. The Widow
III. Refugees And Exiles
IV. Helpers And Healers
Introduzione. Andante teso - Moderato assai
2 Clarinets in A
3 Horns in F
2 Trumpets in B
2 Tenor Trombones
10 First Violins
10 Second Violins
6 Double Basses
Andante con moto
Symphony # 6 was composed in Titusville
and completed on October 13th, 2012