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Adagietto

Duration: 5 minutes

Written: 1996

Instrumentation:

  • Strings

Background:

Composed initially as a short piece for string orchestra meant to stand on its own, it was later incorporated into my Elegia for the Polish Youth. It was in this rendition that it was performed in concerts. Two other versions were subsequently prepared for two other occasions: chamber version for seven instruments for the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival (conducted by myself at its premiere), and a version for Soprano, Violin and Piano - for a CD production.