brass quintet and orchestra (2010)

Comissioned by the Seattle Symphony

First Performance: December 7, 2010 - Seattle, WA - Seattle Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz


The program had begun with the latest in the series of Gund/Simonyi Farewell Commissions being presented in honor of the music director's final season. Aptly titled "Adieu," Bernard Rands' six-minute contribution is one of the best to have emerged thus far from the project, combining genuine musical development with a zestful rhythmic urge that is intensified rather than dissipated by the occasional change of meter.
— The Seattle Times


Adieu - The Composer and His Work

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