Universal Edition - Jay Schwartz – Quaerendo invenietis – Music for Orchestra V

Jay Schwartz

Jay Schwartz
Quaerendo invenietis – Music for Orchestra V

Year of composition: 2016
Scored for: for string orchestra
Composer: Jay Schwartz
Instrumentation: vln.I(14), vln.II(12), vla(12), vc(10), db(5-stringed)(8)
Instrumentation details:
violin I(14)
violin II(12)
double bass(8)
Commissioned by: Kompositionsauftrag des Westdeutschen Rundfunks
Duration: 16′
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World Première

Location: Philharmonie Köln / Germany
Date: 07.05.2016
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Conductor: Michael Wendeberg

Work Introduction

Quaerendo invenietis – Music for Orchestra V, for string orchestra, transforms the royal musical motive from Bach’s Musical Offering and quotes Bach’s inscription for the canons: quaerendo invenietis “…seek and ye shall find…”.

Slowed down by a hundred times, Schwartz lets the motive unfold, gliding all the while, until massive clusters materialize.

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Quaerendo invenietis – Music for Orchestra V

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