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Galaxy Dances

for orchestra (2003)


Oblong quarto (216 x 278 mm). Executed in black, orange, yellow, red, brown, and green ink. Signed and dated by composer at upper right corner.

Slightly worn and creased; two 1/2″ pieces of plastic tape attached.

Galaxy Dances premiered on 6 May 2004 by the National Symphony Orchestra under Mstislav Rostropovich.

“Galaxy Dances opens in the lowest register of the orchestra in a timeless, floating, and gradually rising tune, which for a brief moment unfolds an impression of the massive, enduring universe. A timeless galaxy is upon us but steadily this music reaches upward and gains momentum, pushing through majestic, fanfare-like music, until it arrives at a driving, relentless dance.” Program note by the composer.


Published by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, the firm has come to be recognized as one of the leading international antiquarian dealers in the specialities of Music and Dance.

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