Lightness and Weight

(1987)

by Jonathan Harvey

Description
tuba and orchestra
Duration
14
Genres
Solo Instruments with Orchestra
Instrumentation
2(I=picc.II=afl).picc.2(II=ca).ca.2.bcl.2.cbsn - 5231- perc(6): mar/ coiled spring/2 congas/lujon/3 rototom/(darabuka)/t.bells/2 wdbl/ guiro/2 c.bell/2 susp.cym/2 ch.cym/tam-t/BD/2 tgl/2 gong/sanza/ temple bell - harp - strings (min 14.12.10.8.6)
Commission
Commissioned by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for Melvyn Poore with funds provided from Southern Arts
First Performance
18.2.87, Poole: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Melvyn Poore/ Lothar Zagrosek
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'Lightness and Weight' reviews

'It immediately confronts its beholders with long, low and quietly seductive notes, picked up by double basses. We have to think about colour and softness as well as sheer density…it tests combinations of sounds, often high against low, using a big orchestra, mostly with a delicacy that continues to draw out the quality of the tuba's sound, rather than rely on its force.' The Independent (Robert Maycock) February 1987 Read more

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