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Duration ~ 15:00

Program Notes:

Passage was composed without an external impetus. A single movement
work, the piece is organically derived from the original musical
material itself. Interestingly, the listener does not hear the original motive until
two minutes into the piece. Initially written for piano in 2006, Passage was
like a caterpillar always intended to emerge as an orchestral butterfly. As I
began work on its transformation, additional melodic motives emerged,
which interweaved into a two-minute prelude. These elements assert
themselves as secondary motives throughout the piece. In hindsight, this piece represents two passages in my life; first in 2006, as I began graduate school studying composition. Secondly, over the past two years I’ve been working to transition out of my emerging cocoon as a composer.


Passage in orchestral form remains true to the original piano version, while
fleshing out its musical elements, explored through the orchestral palette.


2(P), 2(E), 2(B), 2/, 4, 2, 2, 1/, Timp, Perc (3), Hp, Strings

Available as bound score; parts available for rental, contact: christina@christinarusnak.com

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