Hotel Suite from Powder Her Face - Suite No.3

(1995/2018)

Description
large orchestra
Duration
18
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
3(III=picc).3.3 in A(all=bcl).ssax.asax(=tsax†).3(III=contraforte*) – 4331 – timp – perc(3): glsp/xyl/t.bell + bucketful of water/2 susp.cym/antique.cym/hi-hat.cym/tam-t/SD/2 kit BD/orchestral BD/small rototom/3 brake drums/high bongo/Monkey drum/3 tpl.bl/guero/2 whips/small rattle/tgl/tamb/large washboard/small anvil/vibraslap/paper bag/wood chimes/cabasa/popgun – harp** – pno – strings * ossia: contrabassoon (requiring low A) ** harp harmonics sound an octave higher than written † tenor saxophone omitted if the optional cut is made
Commission
Hotel Suite from “Powder Her Face” (Suite No.3) was devised in 2018 to provide a mid-length suite; longer than Three-piece Suite from “Powder Her Face” (Suite No. 1) * (2007, 12 mins), but shorter than Luxury Suite from “Powder Her Face” (Suite No. 2) ** (2017, 27 mins).
 
* Originally titled Dances from Powder Her Face, and was commissioned by the Aldeburgh Festival, the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Cleveland Orchestra.
 
** Originally titled Powder Her Face Suite, and was commissioned by the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall and the St. Louis Symphony.
First Performance
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Availability

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See also Three-piece Suite from Powder Her Face and Luxury Suite from Powder Her Face

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