35. Sardis

 

Title: Sardis
Instrument/genre: Orchestra
Komponeret: 27.03.2006
Score: Sardis

Sardis was commissioned by the orchestra, Copenhagen harmony Orchestra in 2006.
Their artistic leader and conductor Uffe Willemoes-Wissing needed a new work to challenge the orchestra.
It was premiered at the Famous Concert hall ”Odd Fellow” in Copenhagen 30.04.2006
Sardis is a rhythmical intense piece in a grand orchestral setup.
It loans from the great English tradition for grands works for harmony orchestra.

The discussion is still one whether the title associate to an old Lydian city, the piece is written in Lydian mode, or and New York restaurant with the same name, given the piece a whole new connotation.
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