Adagio for Cors Anglais and Orchestra
Gary Robert Buchanan - The Music Guild
For solo English Horn with chamber orchestra, this 6.5 minute work was commissioned by Michael Byrne, who premiered the piece with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Sir Patrick Thomas, Conducting, in 1977. Broadcast by the ABC and BBC, the score is warm and inviting and allows the soloist to express a wide variety of colors and nuances, and is a favorite with English Horn players globally. A good soloist with a community, college, or professional orchestra should find the work easy to execute. in the style of Buchanan's mentors and teachers, e.g. Barber, Copland, Ward, and Bergsma.