Luciano Berio: Récit (Arranger: Delangle, David)

Luciano Berio Récit
Récit

Luciano Berio: Récit (Arranger: Delangle, David)

Year of composition:
1996/2003
Subtitle:
(Chemins VII)
Scored for:
for alto saxophone, ensemble of 12 saxophones and percussion
Composer:
Luciano Berio
Arranger:
Claude Delangle (2003); Vincent David (2003)
Soloists:
alto saxophone in Eb
Instrumentation:
perc, sop.sax(3), alto sax(3), t.sax(3), bar.sax(2), bass sax (or bar.sax))
Instrumentation details:
1st soprano saxophone in Bb
2nd soprano saxophone in Bb
3rd soprano saxophone in Bb
1st alto saxophone in Eb
2nd alto saxophone in Eb
3rd alto saxophone in Eb
1st tenor saxophone in Bb
2nd tenor saxophone in Bb
3rd tenor saxophone in Bb
1st baritone saxophone in Eb
2nd baritone saxophone in Eb
bass saxophone in Bb (or 3rd bar.sax(Eb))
percussion
Duration:
15’
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Work introduction

Récit is based on Sequenza IX (1980), also for alto saxophone. Berio chose the title “Récit” to underline the music’s narrative character, selecting the word, as he said, under the influence of French philosopher Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005). Berio noted in an interview that the orchestra functions in a different way from that of the other Chemins: instead of further developing or preparing the solo part, it is completely autonomous. Essentially, the alto saxophone plays the Sequenza – but the pauses are longer this time, to let the orchestra unfold its own material.

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Récit

Luciano Berio: Récit

score
for alto saxophone, ensemble of 12 saxophones and percussion , 15’
Instr.: perc, sop.sax(3), alto sax(3), t.sax(3), bar.sax(2), bass sax (or bar.sax))

Récit

Luciano Berio: Récit

score
for alto saxophone, ensemble of 12 saxophones and percussion , 15’
Instr.: perc, sop.sax(3), alto sax(3), t.sax(3), bar.sax(2), bass sax (or bar.sax))

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