• Haflidi Hallgrímsson
  • Daydreams in Numbers (1996)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

5 of the pieces were commissioned by the Helsinki Junior Strings

This work is of flexible duration and consists of three volumes: Vol. I (7 pieces) Vol. II (6 pieces) Vol III (5 pieces).

  • str
  • 43 min

Programme Note

In 1986, the exceptional youth orchestra from Finland, Helsinki Junior Strings, commissioned six short pieces to be performed at the Aberdeen international Youth Festival. A few months later I planned several new compositions in the same genre, to add to the existing six, and the idea was born to eventually form a large collection of short individual pieces suitable for string orchestras of various standards.

The intention with this project, is to provide new music for string players covering a considerable range in terms of styles and instrumental techniques, and introducing in some of the pieces, the more modern approach to string playing.

Any number of pieces from all 3 Volumes may be performed in any order.

Volume 1
1. The Sacred Window (2')
2. The Pattern Repeats Itself (1')
3. Hungarian March (1')
4. Painting Venice at Dawn (2')
5. Pas de Deux (1' 30")
6. Expanding Horizon (2')
7. Marching (1' 30")

(Total duration of Volume 1 = c. 11 minutes)

Volume 2
1. Unisono (2')
2. Humoresque (1' 30")
3. Unisono Furioso (1')
4. Homecoming (3' 30")
5. Hymn at the Rock (5' 30")
6. Speak, Gentle Giant (3' 30")

(Total duration of Volume 2 = c. 17 minutes)

Volume 3
1. Lullaby at Glacier (3' 30")
2. Seascape (3')
3. The Beam of Light (3')
4. A Winged Horse Rising From The Sea (2')
5. Resonance/Antiphon (3')

(Total duration of Volume 3 = c. 15 minutes)

© Haflidi Hallgrímsson

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