String Orchestra - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Martin Lass.
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Broadway, Celtic.
Score, Set of Parts. 24 pages.
Published by MA Lass & I Lass
In this Level 3.5 (Intermediate/Advanced) String Orchestra arrangement, Martin Lass has arranged his piece, "A Lady's Errand of Love," for string orchestra. This piece is from his musical dance drama for Broadway or concert stage, "Zodiac - A Love Story Danced Across the Heavens," which tells of the greatest love story ever written - a story spread out across the heavens, mirrored in the changing signs of the zodiac - the story of the eternal soul-mates, separated at the beginning of time and space but destined to come together again at the end.
In the best of the Arthurian tradition, "A Lady's Errand of Love" tells the tale of a lady of royalty who falls in love with a mere commoner, but despite their social differences, she goes off in search of this man whom she loves, on horseback, one might imagine. The music is a vast and varied soundscape, at times almost cinematic in its breadth.
The main challenges of this piece are in achieving dynamic balance between the parts so that melodic lines emerge well from the texture, as well as in negotiating the differing moods of each section. An optional 8va section in the first violins presents an extra challenge for the more advanced string orchestra.
For clarity, the first and second violins are at times each split into two parts to accommodate sections where they are playing different lines.
Duration: 4m 10s