Tevot

(2007)

by Thomas Adès

Description
orchestra
Duration
22
Genres
Full Orchestra
Instrumentation
5(III=picc+bfl.IV+V=picc).5(IV=ca.V=bob).5(II=Ebcl.IV=Ebcl+A+optionally basset cl.V=cbcl).4.cbsn – 8.5(I=ptpt ad lib).3.2 – timp(2) – perc(6): glsp/xyl/vib/mar/crot/tuned anvils/tuned tins, pans or cans/4 large handbells/t.bells or bell plates (or bells)/3 further bell plates (or bells) ad lib/7 tuned gongs/cyms/SD/TD (with snares)/log drum/large gong/tam-t/BD – harp – pno(=cel) – strings
Commission

This work was commissioned by Stiftung Berlin Philharmoniker and The Carnegie Hall Corporation. The world premiere was given at the Berliner Philharmonie by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle on 21 February 2007. The United States premiere was given at Carnegie Hall, New York City by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle on 14 November 2007

First Performance
21.2.07: Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany: Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle
Availability

Score 0-571-53674-3 on sale, parts for hire

Programme Notes

Tevot The title of this one-movement symphony, Tevot (tey-VOT), means in Hebrew bars of music. Also, in the Bible, (tey-VA) is the ark of Noah, and the cradle in which the baby Moses is carried on the river. It was commissioned by the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker and The Carnegie Hall Corporation. The world premiere is at the Berliner Philharmonie by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle on February 21, 2007. The United States premiere is at Carnegie Hall, New York City by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle on November 14, 2007. © Thomas Adès 2006

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