Instrumentation

picc.ob.2 cl.bsn – hn.tpt.trbn – perc(2): vib/mark tree/crot/2 wdbl/ch.cym/guiro/bamboo cluster – harp – gtr – piano(=cel) – 2 vln.vla.vlc.db

Availability

Score on sale (HPOD1021)

Score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Moving Trees was written to accompany a movement of a dance film by Anne Teresa de Keersmaker entitled Counter-Phrases. The film showed three beautiful girls moving amongst trees and leaves with the summer sunlight casting ever-changing shadow-shapes on their bodies as they seemed to become one with the natural world. The trees' verticality is literally mirrored by a 'tall' pedal note in octaves, held through much of the score. Jonathan Harvey

Moving Trees

Arsenal (Metz, Lorraine, France)

Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, Laurent Cuniot

Moving Trees

Espace culturel, Le Point d'Eau, Ostwald (Strasbourg, France)

Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, Laurent Cuniot

Moving Trees

La Filature, Scène nationale (Mulhouse, Alsace, France)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Mulhouse

Moving Trees

Philharmonie 2 (Paris, France)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Mulhouse

Moving Trees

Maison de la Musique (Mulhouse, Alsace, France)

Orchestre Philharmonique de Mulhouse