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Elysian Fields

For Solo Flute

By Robert Maggio

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For Solo Flute. Composed by Robert Maggio (1964-). Sws. Solo part. With Standard notation. Composed Feb-94. Duration 7 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #114-40815. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114408150).

Item Number: PR.114408150

ISBN 9781598065909. 9 x 12 inches.

Commissioned by the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Fund Composed in Philadelphia January-February 1994 First performed April 17, 1994 at John Jacob Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA by the finalists in the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Competition: Janelle Olson DiBiase, Lisa Hennessy, Megan Maiorana, and Helen Richman.   PART ONE: . . . the lyre gave forth some mournful notes PART TWO: . . . The poets shade fled beneath the earth PART THREE: . . . and, seeking through the blessed fields, found Eurydice The mourning birds wept for thee, Orpheus, the throng of beasts, the flinty rocks, and the trees which had so often gathered to thy songs; yes, the trees shed their leaves as if so tearing their hair in grief for thee. They say that the rivers also were swollen with their own tears, and that naiads and dryads alike mourned with disheveled hair and with dark-bordered garments. The poets limbs lay scattered all around; but his head and lyre, O Hebrus, thou didst receive, and (a marvel!) while they floated in mid-stream the lyre gave forth some mournful notes, mournfully the lifeless tongue murmured, mournfully the banks replied. And now, borne onward to the sea, they left their native stream . . . . . . The poets shade fled beneath the earth, and recognized all the places he had seen before; and, seeking through the blessed fields, found Eurydice and caught her in his eager arms. Here now side by side they walk; now Orpheus follows her as she precedes, now goes before her, now may in safety look back upon his Eurydice. from Ovids METAMORPHOSES, Book XI, translated by Frank Justus Miller, 1916   Elysian Fields is a fantasy on themes from Glucks Dance of the Blessed Spirits one of the greatest hits in the flute repertoire, and a favorite of Mr. Pappoutsakis from the opera Orfeo ed Euridice. The narrative flow of the music is drawn from the reunion of Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice in the fields of Elysium, the mythological dwelling place of virtuous people after death. Today the word Elysium describes a place or condition of ideal bliss or complete happiness in short, paradise. Robert Maggio.
Commissioned by the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Fund Composed in Philadelphia January-February 1994 First performed April 17, 1994 at John Jacob Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA by the finalists in the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Competition: Janelle Olson DiBiase, Lisa Hennessy, Megan Maiorana, and Helen Richman.   PART ONE: . . . the lyre gave forth some mournful notes PART TWO: . . . The poetas shade fled beneath the earth PART THREE: . . . and, seeking through the blessed fields, found Eurydice The mourning birds wept for thee, Orpheus, the throng of beasts, the flinty rocks, and the trees which had so often gathered to thy songs; yes, the trees shed their leaves as if so tearing their hair in grief for thee. They say that the rivers also were swollen with their own tears, and that naiads and dryads alike mourned with disheveled hair and with dark-bordered garments. The poetas limbs lay scattered all around; but his head and lyre, O Hebrus, thou didst receive, and (a marvel!) while they floated in mid-stream the lyre gave forth some mournful notes, mournfully the lifeless tongue murmured, mournfully the banks replied. And now, borne onward to the sea, they left their native stream . . . . . . The poetas shade fled beneath the earth, and recognized all the places he had seen before; and, seeking through the blessed fields, found Eurydice and caught her in his eager arms. Here now side by side they walk; now Orpheus follows her as she precedes, now goes before her, now may in safety look back upon his Eurydice. afrom Ovidas METAMORPHOSES, Book XI, translated by Frank Justus Miller, 1916   Elysian Fields is a fantasy on themes from Gluckas aDance of the Blessed Spiritsa a one of the agreatest hitsa in the flute repertoire, and a favorite of Mr. Pappoutsakis a from the opera Orfeo ed Euridice. The narrative flow of the music is drawn from the reunion of Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice in the fields of Elysium, the mythological dwelling place of virtuous people after death. Today the word aElysiuma describes a place or condition of ideal bliss or complete happiness a in short, paradise. a Robert Maggio.

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