Orchestral: Symphony in One Movement: Threnody (1991) [27:30]

Commissioned with support from the Greater Wayne County Foundation by the Wooster Symphony Women's Committee for the 75th anniversary of the Wooster Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Lindberg, Music Director.
Published by Editions Bim.
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First performance: 16 November 1991, the Wooster Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.

Koszalin Philharmonic Orchestra
Szymon Kawalla, conductor
Vienna Modern Masters VMM 3028

WCLV-FM, Cleveland, 28 September 2008, 15 April 2008 (excerpts), 13 August 2006, 7 October 2000, 12 June 1999; De Concertzender Radio, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 15 April 1999; WNIB-FM, Chicago, 28 June 1997.

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"Quite memorable. . . . This is a well-written, moving work. Gallagher clearly knows the orchestra well and knows what he wants to do with it . . . .The Gallagher alone is worth the price of this well-recorded disc."
—Stephen D. Hicken, American Record Guide

"Enormously inventing, dark, half-hour Symphony by Gallagher. . . . A very interesting release, well above the average cut in pleasure."
—Heuwell Tircuit, in Tune Magazine

"A one-movement symphony of great colorfulness."
—Peter Cosse. Oesterreichische Musikzeitschrift

"The most gratifying taste-test is the opening work written by American Jack Gallagher, the nearly half-hour Symphony in One Movement, completed in 1991. The work begins in a slow tempo, then in the second half explodes in a series of dramatic rhythms."
—Gert-Ove Fridlund, Gränslöst (Sweden)