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Elefsis - A Ballade for Orchestra, 
Composed by Aris Antoniades






Running time: approx. 10'




2 Flutes ( Fl.1 doubling Piccolo/Fl.2 doubling Alto Flute)

2 Oboes (Ob. 2 doubling English Horn)
2 Clarinets in Bb (Cl. 2 doubling Bass Clarinet)
2 Bassoons (Bsn. 2 doubling Contrabassoon)

4 Horns in F
3 Trumpets
2 Tenor Trombones 1 Bass Trombone
1 Tuba

Timpani (4 drums)

Percussion (3 players): Bass Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbal, Tam-tam Chimes, Chime Tree, Triangle, Jingle Bells

1 Harp

1 Piano



Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve always dreamed of writing for symphony orchestra. There is something very enchanting about this large ensemble: the combined energies of so many musicians on stage provide an experience that is truly unique to the listener. Throughout my life I have attended countless orchestral concerts, witnessing this magic over and over again. It seems hard to believe that the time has finally come to hear my own musical imagination coming to life in a performance by a symphony orchestra; hence I named my piece Elefsis―the Greek word used to describe the arrival of something very special.


This piece is dedicated both to my family, for their unfailing support, and to my teacher Dr. J. Mark Stambaugh, without whom this dream would have never materialized.

Elefsis - A Fantasy Ballade for Orchestra (score and parts)

  • Title: Elefsis - A Ballade for Orchestra 

    Composer: Aris Antoniades

    Composition Year: 2016

    Instrumentation: Full Orchestra 

    Duration: approx. 10'

    Score size: 60 pages


    The file includes SCORE and PARTS

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