Symphony No. 3

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About the author:
Stephen Ferre is a composer, arranger, and music engraver, as well as conductor and performer on trombone and euphonium. He attended Baldwin-Wallace College (BME) and Northwestern University (MM, DMA), studying primarily with Loris Chobanian, Alan Stout, and Bill Karlins followed by further studies with Bernard Rands, Jakob Druckman, and Per Nørgård at Aspen and Dartington. He taught at Columbia College in Chicago and Eastern Illinois University before moving to Britain 1989. In the UK, he presented seminars on music publishing (University of York) and music IT (Trinity College of Music, London).
As a music engraver, Ferre founded New Notations Computer Services Ltd in 1999, and typeset works by notable composers such as Per Nørgård, Poul Ruders, Bent Sørensen, Harrison Birtwistle, Michael Nyman, Brian Ferneyhough, and Peter Maxwell Davies, as well has parts of the Carl Nielsen Edition and the Chopin Urtext Edition.

While in England, he was a trombonist in the Britten-Pears Orchestra, the Orchestra of the City (London),York Guildhall Orchestra, York Opera, and The Academy of St Olaves. He currently teaches Music Theory and Composition at Syracuse University where he also directs the Contemporary Music Ensemble. He has also conducted and performed in ensembles for the Society for New Music.

Ferre has concentrated his compositional efforts on works for larger forces. His output includes three Symphonies, Oyre's Garden, Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra (Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, after Dante), and concertos for euphonium, flute (In a Dream), alto saxophone (From Her Husband's Hand), and violin (A Point of Amber Light). In 1999 he was a featured composer at the Baldwin-Wallace College Focus Festival.

Recently, he has spent much of his time arranging works of Per Nørgård for Edition Wilhelm Hansen, Copenhagen, notably Helle Nacht (Violin Concerto No. 1), the recording of which has received critical acclaim (BIS-CD-1872). His original compositions are published by Notagraphia LLC, his new US-based music engraving firm.

Symphony No. 3

Authored by Stephen Ferre
Edition: 1

Study score, 120pp. Work for large orchestra without soloists. Duration ca. 35 min.

Publication Date:
1505956064 / 9781505956061
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Printed Music / Band & Orchestra

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