picc.3 (min 2 players per part preferred) 3 to 4 players per part preferred).bcl.3.cbsn (and/or Eb contralto cl or Bb contrabass cl.ssax.asax.tsax.bsax.Bb bass sax (optional, but preferred) - 4 tpt.4 hrn.3 trbn.btrbn.euph.tuba - timp (5 drums) - perc (4): glsp/xyl/vib/chimes/large wdbl/susp.cym/cyms (large & v large)/BD - cel - harp (or pno - harp preferred) - db (2 preferrred)


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Programme Notes

The American artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) often employed repetition of images and vibrant primary colors in his art works. Passacaglia in Primary Colors is structured as a passacaglia, one of the most recognizable structures for musical repetition. The main musical motive consists of 15 pulses or beats, repeated and transformed into unpredictable tonalities and blocks of instrumental color.

© Michael Daugherty

Passacaglia in Primary Colors

Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

University of Michigan Symphonic Band/Michael Haithcock