Rise of the Phoenix

Carlos Lalonde (composer)


  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Violin 3 (Viola T.C.)
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Contrabass


The mythical phoenix symbolizes rebirth and rising out of the ashes. This piece explores a rhythmic motive that gains momentum as it develops, then dies away before rising to even greater heights. Set in E minor with D-sharp accidentals, the fiery theme uses accented accompaniments and dramatic dynamics to build intensity. A brief lyrical lull allows players to practice four-note slurs with optional shifting in first violin. Then the opening theme returns with even greater fire, growing to a glorious finale.
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Grade: 2.5
Duration: 3:30
Key: E minor
Tempo: Quickly (q = 140)
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Product Type: Score and Parts
UPC: 6-80160-92153-9
ISBN: 978-1-4911-6278-1
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