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Catalogue No: M060124556
ISMN: 9790060124556
Shop Product Code: 257100F
Piano Concerto No. 3

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Subtitle: 'The Mysteries of Light’

Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores

Department: Full Scores & Study Scores - Hawkes Pocket Scores

Instrumentation: Study Score - Hawkes Pocket Score 1470

Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes

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Sub-titled 'The Mysteries of Light’, the composer states that this work attempts to revive the ancient practice of writing music based on the structure of the Rosary. The most famous example of this is the collection of the Rosary (or Mystery) Sonatas for violin by Heinrich Biber, written in the late 17th century. MacMillan’s concerto is based on a set of five meditations introduced by John Paul II in 2002, the Luminous Mysteries. In spite of this, rather than being devotional the work proceeds in quasi-dramatic fashion, not too distant in concept from a tone poem. Commissioned by Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra on the occasion of the Orchestra’s Centennial, and first performed with soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in April 2011.

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- Baptisma Jesu Christi - Miraculum in Cana - Proclamatio Regni Dei - Transfiguratio Domini Nostri - Institutio Eucharistiae