Composed in 1942, Barber's Second Essay is a masterwork of concentrated musical drama, with a richness of texture comprised of highly charged and succinctly organized musical modules. Note: IMSLP already has WoO 43a, WoO 43b and WoO 44a. Now, let’s listen to Barber’s Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 9 and No. 17, a ten-minute, titanic tour-de-force sketched at the same time as the Violin Concerto and completed on March 15, 1942. Orchestra sheet music book by Samuel Barber (1910-1981): G. Schirmer at Sheet Music Plus: The World Largest Selection of … So it conceivably might be PD-US in 2035 and PD-CA in 2032, though I tend to doubt it. 11 that Hess separately assigned as H. 198 and H. 199 H.235: 26 exercises in free style Monday’s post, which included an excerpt from the Violin Concerto, demonstrated the extent to which Samuel Barber’s music goes beyond the famous Adagio for Strings . 17 by Samuel Barber (1910-81).