Symphony No. 3

for String Orchestra

Full Score
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Symphony No. 3 (1974/1986) by Gloria Coates is a 27-minute work for string orchestra in six movements:

I. Icarus

II. Interplay

III. Resistances

IV. Poem

V. Mirror

VI. Dance

In the string quartets she wrote during the 1970s, Gloria Coates developed a method of composing using glissando lines in counterpoint which become structures, "somewhat like a builder using wooden boards to build a house" (Gloria Coates). Two of the contrasting movements, Interplay and Mirror, were both composed in 1974 and make use of glissando lines as the primary element in the music.

Symphony No. 3 was first performed at the Heidelberg Festival 1988 by the Swedish Strings Uppsala, conducted by Roland Haraldson.

The full score (EP 14589) is available for sale as part of the Peters Contemporary Library. The performance material can be hired.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP14589
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 56
Duration: 27 Mins
Publication Date: 14/12/2022
Barcode: 9790014138158
ISMN: 9790014138158
Format: 232 x 303 mm
Instrumentation: String Orchestra: Violins 15, Violas 1 & 2, Cellos 1 & 2, Double Basses 1 & 2
Language: English

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