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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2017, 12:55:37 PM »
Along with plenty of the works already listed, another string orchestra piece I enjoy is Granville Bantock's Celtic Symphony, for string orchestra and six harps.

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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2017, 08:59:30 AM »
Along with plenty of the works already listed, another string orchestra piece I enjoy is Granville Bantock's Celtic Symphony, for string orchestra and six harps.

A magical piece, I have the recording from Vernon Handley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2017, 06:02:44 PM »
Ruggles - Portals
Xenakis - Shaar, Aroura
Guerrero - Oleada
Bartok - Divertimento
Penderecki - Threnody (probably the most famous high-level dissonant work of all time?  8) ), Polymorphia
Harrison - Suite For Symphonic Strings

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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2017, 06:08:01 PM »
A magical piece, I have the recording from Vernon Handley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

You mean the only recording of the Celtic Symphony. ;)
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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 06:14:32 PM »
Many great recommendations so far, but no one has yet mentioned one of the most disturbing, maniacal, and soul-stabbing    ??? :o    scores for strings ever composed:

Bernard Herrmann's...

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/is2sgWRK7D0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/is2sgWRK7D0</a>
"Now who taught ye t' be playin' patty fingers in the holy water?"

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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2017, 06:47:22 PM »
Strauss: Metamorphosen - I know the OP mentioned it, but it's one of the best!
Janacek: Suite for String Orchestra
Janacek: Idyll - the 5th movement Adagio alone is worthy of being listed in the great string works.
Glass: Symphony No. 3
Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances No. 3
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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2017, 07:03:09 PM »
Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra

Barber: Serenade For Strings, Opus One

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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2017, 07:40:48 PM »
Diamond: Rounds for String Orchestra

YES! A great work, Paul.
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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2017, 07:54:00 PM »
Thanks for the many interesting suggestions. Now all I need is a mega box set with all of them! I will certainly follow up on these suggestions. 
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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2017, 01:57:57 AM »
You mean the only recording of the Celtic Symphony. ;)

I am sure you are right but if I had said that someone would have dredged up a recording by the Novosibirsk Philharmonic.

Edit: The work has been recorded before, by Walter Collins and his London Promenade Orchestra. It is on a  Paxton 10" mono LP (GTR121) and is a bit of a rarity.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2017, 02:08:43 AM by Biffo »

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Re: Music for string orchestra or large string ensemble
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2017, 03:21:09 AM »
Two longtime favorites:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/n91SwxVlNKA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/n91SwxVlNKA</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/GZB7dCLJ6cM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/GZB7dCLJ6cM</a>

And -more or less - in the same vein:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/vLPQfWGwK5I" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/vLPQfWGwK5I</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/TAJrTVo0Zdw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/TAJrTVo0Zdw</a>

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