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Scarlattiana

Scarlattiana is a transcription for classical orchestra of the Domenico Scarlatti Keyboard Sonata in F# minor K 25. The piece is dedicated to Denise Ball, who brought this, her favourite Scarlatti Sonata, to my attention while I was Composer-in-Residence for the Vancouver Symphony.Scarlattiana was first performed by the VSO conducted by Pavel Kogan on October 29, 1999 at the Massey Theatre, New Westminster, B.C.  It has since become one of my most frequently performed works for orchestra. It was choreographed as a  pas de deux by James Kudelka for the National Ballet of Canada, and was danced by Rex Harrington and Xiao Nan Yu at the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, November 4, 2000.

                - Rodney Sharman