O Hototogisu! - fragment of a Japonisme

(2017)

by Oliver Knussen

Description
soprano, flute and large ensemble of 23 players
Duration
8
Genres
Solo Voice with Ensemble
Text
Adapted by the composer from Haiku poems of the 17th and 19th century.
Instrumentation
fl.ob(=ca).cl.bcl.bsn - 2 hn.tpt.trbn - perc(2) 1: glsp/high and low cym/small claves/hyoshigi (large Japanese claves)/mokusho (very high wdbl)/large tam-t 2: mar/rin/small Japanese drum/medium cym/2 whips (sprung)/3 tpbl/mcas/tgl/BD - pno(=cel) - harp - solo flute - solo soprano - 4 vln.2 vla.2 vlc.db
Languages
English
Commission

Co-commissioned by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Snape Maltings with financial assistance from Arts Council England, John Feeney Charitable Trust, BCMG’s Sound Investors and the Jonathan Reekie Leaving Fund.

First Performance
23.6.2017, Aldeburgh Festival, Britten Studio, Snape, Suffolk, UK: Claire Booth/Marie-Christine Zupancic/Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Oliver Knussen
Availability

Full score, vocal score and parts in preparation

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