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)

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Score and parts for hire

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 ... timbres have been so imaginatively deployed and contrasted with the orchestral scoring. The Daily Telegraph (Geoffrey Norris) February 1988

Lightness and Weight

deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium)

L'Orchestre Sinfonique de la Monnaie, Paul Daniel

Lightness and Weight

BOZAR (Brussels, Belgium)

L'Orchestre Sinfonique de la Monnaie, Paul Daniel

Lightness and Weight

Barbican Theatre (London, United Kingdom)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Lothar Zagrosek

Lightness and Weight

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Lightness and Weight

Great Hall, University of Exeter (Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Poore, Lothar Zagrosek