Circle of Dreams
A Symphony for Chamber Orchestra in 3 Movements
Vocalise for Chamber Orchestra
Presto e vivace
Instrumentation: 2 fl/picc, 2 ob/e.h, 2 cl/bscl, 2 fgt/cfgt, 2 hn, 2 tr, hp, perc, strings.
Commissioned by : The New York Chamber Symphony and The Patrick A Gerschel Foundation
Publisher: Rassel Editions, NY 2001
Premiere: May 2000 New York Chamber Symphony with Gerard Schwarz conducting,
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York.
Composed in Fall 1999, while Lasser was living in the Val de Rue, near Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The middle movement is a Vocalise for the orchestra, with the main melody being shared by all the instruments. The work was commissioned by Maestro Gerard Schwarz and the New York Chamber Symphony with funds from the Patrick A Gershel Foundation.