Heroic Elegy

By Miriam Hyde

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For Orchestra, c.8'30-9'00

The Heroic Elegy is so called because it was written for a friend whose husband, a distinguished Major-General, was killed in a London accident in 1933. It has, in parts, a military suggestion recalling his career. There is a trumpet call, reminiscent of the battlefield, which emerges early in the score after an announcement in unison by four horns above tremolando strings. Quieter interludes in E and F major (in the latter case a flute solo with harp and strings) give a suggestion of hope, or pleading for recovery, but this is swept away by a re-statement in F minor, marked tragicamente, and grief becomes intense.
Composed 1933

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ISMN 9790673143227
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