Fron

for symphony orchestra

Details: 3.3.3.3. - 4.3.3.1. - perc, timp, hp, cel - strings

Composed: 2003

Duration: 7'

Publisher: Editions Bim

Reference: ORCH49

Frón means Iceland, and this work is based on fragments from Icelandic folk songs. The opening trumpet statement thus includes fragments from three of the oldest known Icelandic melodies and these are also the ones most frequently referred to in the work. Frón was commissioned by the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra for their tour of Germany in December 2003.

Upcoming events

Feb 15, 2018 World Premiere

Iceland - Reykjavík

Harpa Concert House

Einar Johannesson, clarinet
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor)