Pete Fine

Tucson Virtual Philharmonic Orchestra
09/1/2017
Pete Fine

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The slow expressive movement from Symphony No 5, composed in 2017.

Pete Fine
Pete Fine

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The 2nd String Quartet, composed in 2011, is harmonically more "modern" than my 1st String Quartet but still rooted in late romantic period and early 20th century musical tonality. I enjoy dissonance only as a means to an end, a resolution.

The four movements are all quite different, although the thematic material of the final movement is taken from the opening of the first. This ties the work together as a whole.

Once again, I was fortunate to have outstanding musicians to learn and record this piece- Michael Fan and Rose Todaro on violins, Joseph Pagan on viola, and Anne Gratz playing cello.

Pete Fine
Pete Fine

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The Electric Guitar Concerto, a true Concerto for Electric Guitar in the style of a violin or cello concerto, was written, orchestrated, and performed by Pete Fine in 1999. Enrique Lasansky conducted the Catalina Chamber Orchestra in this performance in Tucson.

Tucson Virtual Philharmonic
Pete Fine

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The second movement of my 2nd Symphony is a short piece with a lot of rhythmic momentum, which is finally broken and melts into a passionate short release before returning to the march-like main theme. The melodic idea possessed me for a whole day before I could figure out what to do with it. Once I started writing, it just took over! This energetic, almost sardonic movement makes a good contrast to the surrounding, more passionate and introspective movements.

It is scored for normal, modern symphony orchestra.

Pete Fine
Pete Fine

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The Tucson Folk Festival is an annual event that features countless styles of acoustic music, mostly in the folk tradition. To begin my set of mostly symphonic works on 12-string guitar, I decided to do my most "folksy". "bluegrassy" piece. Yeeee-hah! It's a foot stomping, fun, and challenging little number that I hope you'll enjoy listening to.

Tucson Virtual Orchestra
07/01/2017
Pete Fine

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This is the 2nd Mvt from the 6 Mvt suite for Orchestra, entitled Fairy Tale. Composed in 2017

Tucson Virtual Philharmonic Orchestra
09/04/2017
Pete Fine

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Recently completed and as yet unperformed, this is the technically challenging and exciting final movement to the 3rd concerto. The actual music for the movement was taken from a piece performed by my fusion ensemble, Beyond words, many years ago. It was entitled the 8th Voyage of Sinbad. Using the main theme, I greatly expanded and orchestrated it. I hope to have this 3-movement concerto performed some day.