Michael Finnissy: Sea and Sky

Michael Finnissy Sea and Sky
Sea and Sky

Michael Finnissy: Sea and Sky

Year of composition:
1979/1980
Scored for:
for large orchestra
Composer:
Michael Finnissy
Instrumentation:
4 3 4 3 - 4 4 3 1 - timp, perc(4), hp(2), cel(2), str(10 10 10 8 8)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+picc)
4th flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
1st bass clarinet in Bb
2nd bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon (+cbsn)
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C (+tpt(D))
2nd trumpet in C (+tpt(D))
3rd trumpet in C (+picc.tpt(Bb))
4th trumpet in C (+picc.tpt(Bb))
1st trombone
2nd trombone
bass trombone
tuba
timpani
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
1st harp
2nd harp
1st celesta
2nd celesta
1st violin I
2nd violin I
3rd violin I
4th violin I
5th violin I
6th violin I
7th violin I
8th violin I
9th violin I
10th violin I
1st violin II
2nd violin II
3rd violin II
4th violin II
5th violin II
6th violin II
7th violin II
8th violin II
9th violin II
10th violin II
1st viola
2nd viola
3rd viola
4th viola
5th viola
6th viola
7th viola
8th viola
9th viola
10th viola
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
3rd violoncello
4th violoncello
5th violoncello
6th violoncello
7th violoncello
8th violoncello
1st contrabass
2nd contrabass
3rd contrabass
4th contrabass
5th contrabass
6th contrabass
7th contrabass
8th contrabass
Commission:
Commissioned by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Duration:
25’
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Sea and Sky

Michael Finnissy: Sea and Sky

study score
for large orchestra , 25’
Instr.: 4 3 4 3 - 4 4 3 1 - timp, perc(4), hp(2), cel(2), str(10 10 10 8 8)

World première

Location:
London
Date:
16.05.1980
Orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor:
Elgar Howarth

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