"A powerful modem elegy for strings, intense in emotional content, well conceived for the ensemble, exhibiting many of the
characteristics familiar from this composer's other works: careful control of materials, varieties of tonal colors,
weights and energies, all of it thoughtful and well worked out. The moments of consonant harmony (primarily at cadences)
are achieved graciously and naturally within the extended tonality of the materials. Really lovely-a worthy alternate to
the over-played Barber Adagio, with which it shares some of the same emotional world."
"David P. Sartor's 'Reveries' for string orchestra was a 7-minute work, attractive and tonal,
with just enough harmonic and rhythmic dissonance to keep it interesting...this work is well [worth] hearing again."
"Reveries...acutely and precisely evokes the deep, dark introspective mood..that sense of -
at times - being painfully cut adrift - to then search for resolution without success and to
finally simply find peace in ultimate resignation. Wonderfully apt work."
Michael Hopkins conducts the Burlington Chamber Orchestra in the premiere of Reveries
REVERIES depicts a soul's final reflections on a rich life filled with both triumph and regret. The work concludes with the soul's last cry heavenward, followed by the incredible homecoming and overwhelming peace of being joined with God.
Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola and Violoncello contain divisi passages.
Published by Metamorphic Music.
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