Pierre Boulez: Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna

Pierre Boulez Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna
Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna

Pierre Boulez: Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna

Year of composition:
Scored for:
for orchestra in 8 groups
Pierre Boulez
4 4 5 4 - 6 4 4 0 - perc(9), alto sax, vln(6), vla(2), vc(2)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute (+alto fl)
alto flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe
cor anglais
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd clarinet in Bb
clarinet in Eb
bass clarinet in Bb
alto saxophone in Eb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
3rd bassoon
4th bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
5th horn in F
6th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
4th trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
4th trombone
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
5th percussion
6th percussion
7th percussion
8, 9th percussion
violin (6)
viola (2)
violoncello (2)
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Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna

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Work introduction

Perpetual alternation:

Litany for an
imaginary ceremonial.

Ceremonial of remembrance – whence these
recurrent patterns, changing in profile
and perspective.

Ceremonial of death, ritual
of the ephemeral and the eternal:
thus the images engraved
on the musical memory –
present / absent, in uncertainty.

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World première

Royal Festival Hall, London (GB)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pierre Boulez

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