Cristóbal Halffter: Ritual

Cristóbal Halffter Ritual
Ritual

Cristóbal Halffter: Ritual

Year of composition:
2009
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Cristóbal Halffter
Instrumentation:
4 3 4 3 - 4 4 4 1 - perc(4), pno(cel), str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute (+alto fl)
2nd flute (+alto fl)
3rd flute (+picc)
4th flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe
1st clarinet
2nd clarinet
3rd clarinet (+cl(Eb))
4th clarinet (+bass cl)
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon (+cbsn)
1st horn
2nd horn
3rd horn
4th horn
1st trumpet
2nd trumpet
3rd trumpet
4th trumpet
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
4th trombone
tuba
piano (+cel)
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
violin I (desk 1-3)
violin I (desk 4-5)
violin I (desk 6-7)
violin II (desk 1-3)
violin II (desk 4-5)
violin II (desk 6-7)
viola (desk 1-2)
viola (desk 3-4
viola (desk 5-6)
violoncello (desk 1)
violoncello (desk 2-3)
violoncello (desk 4-5)
contrabass (desk 1)
contrabass (desk 2)
contrabass (desk 3)
Commission:
Auftragswerk des Musik-Festivals Grafenegg
Duration:
17'–18'
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Work introduction

“It is important to have a ritual in life,” says Cristóbal Halffter.  His new 20-minute orchestral work, Ritual, consists of two parts, linked by a moment of silence – in which the conductor continues conducting. Halffter does not develop the work from one theme, which is then worked on routinely. Instead, he allows Ritual to grow slowly from a pianissimo, taking advantage of the great potential of a large orchestra and using it to create sound organically. Ritual therefore resembles a living cell, which divides and constantly produces new forms.

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Ritual

Cristóbal Halffter: Ritual

study score
for orchestra
Instr.: 4 3 4 3 - 4 4 4 1 - perc(4), pno(cel), str

World première

Location:
Auditorium, Grafenegg (AT)
Date:
05.09.2010
Orchestra:
Tonkünstler Orchester
Conductor:
Cristóbal Halffter

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