Hot Zone

(1996)

by Derek Bermel

Description
2 singers and large ensemble of 17 players
Duration
6
Genres
Mixed Chamber Ensemble, Soprano
Instrumentation
1111.asax.tsax - 1110 - pno - kybd - perc - 2vln - vla - vlc - db(elec bass)
Singer(s)
2 singers
Commission

Commissioned by the Dogs of Desire (Albany Symphony)

First Performance
**/10/96: Albany, NY: The Dogs of Desire (Albany Symphony)/David Alan Miller
Availability

Score and parts for hire

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'Hot Zone' reviews

‘The best works display a high level of craftsmanship while at the same time conveying the spirit of a given idiom…Derek Bermel’s Hot Zone features virtuosic, dynamic orchestrations and colors via heavily syncopated tutti rhythms which contrast nicely with melismatic solo writing for English horn and cello. The use of 5/4 also keeps Bermel’s African-inspired grooves from getting stale.’ New Music Connoisseur, New York Read more

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