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Three Pieces For Violin and Orchestra “Violin Concerto No. 2” (string parts – violin and symphony orchestra)

By Mark O'Connor

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Violin, Full Orchestra - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Mark O'Connor. Contemporary Classical, Post-Romantic, Neo-Classical, Americana. Set of Parts. 180 pages. Published by Mark O'Connor Musik International (S0.938775).

Item Number: S0.938775

Three Pieces For Violin and Orchestra “Violin Concerto No. 2” (string parts – violin symphony orchestra) MO152S-X

String Parts (score and parts available)

Music by Mark O’Connor

156 pages - 56:00 minutes in length (1st Mvnt – 20 min; 2nd Mvnt  – 16 min; 3rd Mvnt – 20 min


Three Pieces For Violin and Orchestra “Violin Concerto No. 2”

Originally composed to mark the bicentennial of the state of Tennessee, O’Connor’s 2nd Violin Concerto was premiered with the Nashville Symphony during the 1996 celebration. The movements, "Call of the Mockingbird," "Trail of Tears," and "Fanfare for the Volunteer" reflect on broad themes relating to the history and culture of the state. The work was released in 1999 on a cd for Sony Classical performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra titled by its final movement "Fanfare for the Volunteer."

Call of the Mockingbird;  The evocations of nature and landscape. In the course of its many voicings (both literal and figurative), the theme evokes a broad range of images, from the bird of the title to the ruggedness of the Appalachian terrain.

Trail of Tears;  The tragedy of the forced migration of the Cherokee Indians in 1838-39. An episode in American history, the work incorporates aspects of Native American, Celtic and Central European traditions within the broader context of a symphonic composition.

Fanfare for the Volunteer;  The fierce and bittersweet pride of the southeastern United States. Perhaps, the clearest blending of O’Connor’s background as a traditional fiddler with his more recent work as a symphonic composer. The occasional hints of Irish balladry evoke nothing so much as the keenest sense of longing.

-Jackson Braider

(The music is suited for advanced levels)


Original music printed from the composer’s manuscripts.

Music editing, copying and engraving by Mark O’Connor

using “Finale” on Apple Macintosh 1994-95


Composed by Mark O’Connor

Commissioned by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra

Can be heard on “Fanfare for the Volunteer!” Sony Classical and “The Essential Mark O’Connor” Sony Classical

Mark O’Connor - violin, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Steve Mercurio


Catalogue Number MO152S-X

Copyright © 1994 by Mark O’Connor Music International


For more information on violinist and composer Mark O'Connor, O’Connor String Camps, Touring Ensembles, Discography, Bio, Repertoire and more, please visit


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