I Will Not Remain Silent by Bruce Adolphe is a violin concerto written for solo violin with an orchestral accompaniment of piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, timpani, percussion, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass, violin solo.
Bruce’s description of the work:
“Throughout I Will Not Remain Silent, the violin represents the voice of Joachim Prinz: passionate, urgent, resolute, heroic, brave, compassionate. The orchestra in the first movement sonically creates the landscape of Nazi Germany: violent, brutal, horrifying. In the second movement, the orchestra makes reference to the protest songs of the Civil Rights Movement by combining fragments and phrases of that music into a rich texture that moves forward with energy and high spirits but is also disrupted by violence. In the end, the music celebrates courage and hope.”