Northern Lights

Concerto for Accordion and Chamber Orchestra

Accordion Part and Piano Reduction (for rehearsal only)
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Northern Lights by Jonathan Dove is a 23-minute concerto for accordion and chamber orchestra. Written for the soloist Owen Murray, the work showcases the classical side of the instrument, rather than its folk aspect with wide melodic range and polyphonic possibilities. Owen Murray approached Jonathan Dove for the commission following the death of the composer Peter Maxwell Davies, who was originally going to write Owen a work. Peter Maxwell Davies spent much of his life in Orkney (Scotland) where you can see the Northern Lights. Towards the end of the concerto, a familiar tune is carried on the night air: Farewell to Stromness, by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, to whose memory the concerto is dedicated.

Northern Lights was commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with generous support from Mr Roland Williams, PRS for Music Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music, and was premiered by Owen Murray and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Clemens Schuldt at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on 2 May 2019.

This edition comprises the solo part and a piano reduction for rehearsal (EP 73298a). The full score (EP 73298) is available for sale separately as part of the Peters Contemporary Library. The performance material can be hired.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP73298A
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 104
Duration: 23 Mins
Publication Date: 27/04/2022
Barcode: 9790577016795
ISMN: 9790577016795
Format: 232 x 303 mm
Instrumentation: Acdn solo – 2(1/2,Picc).2.2(1/2,BCl).2 – – Perc – Str
Language: English

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