Abraham - interfaith violin concerto commissioned and premiered by Daniel Hope and the Savannah Music Festival, cond. John Axelrod, Savannah Festival Orchestra 23.03.05
Three paths to love The Angel/violin brings the rest of the orchestra back in for a peaceful and harmonious conclusion, over a backdrop of undulating woodwinds in the Jewish Av Morachamim/Mi Shebeirach or Ukranian-Dorian/Gypsy mode. All the different religious musical elements combine into one soaring melody on the violin, the piece ending on a high note of Hope (hence the "serious pun" of the work's subtitle): an A, for Abraham.
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