OVERTURE TO

ALF LAYLA WA LAYLA (2008)

19 minutes

Orchestra: 3(3.picc)222/4331/timp+perc[3]/hp/pno/str

 

First Performance:

April 9, 2007

University of Hawaii Symphony Orchestra

conducted by Henry Miyamura

Honolulu, HI, USA

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM NOTE

Inspired by the many stories that comprise the Arabian Nights, this work is modeled after the tale of Aladdin, who is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp. What follows is a tale of wish-granting genies, the love of a princess and a battle of trickery, magic and Aladdin's ascent to power. With its sweeping landscapes and tales of intrigue, the work expresses with soaring melodies and sweeping lines a mingled plot of decepetion, wonders, romance and magic.

 

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