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  • 2 2 2 2 - 1 2 2 1 - perc(3), hp(2), pno, Str(2 0 1 2 1)
  • Duration: 30’
  • Instrumentation details:
    high group: 1st flute (+picc)
    2nd flute (+picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    clarinet in Bb
    horn in F
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    1st violin
    2nd violin
    viola
    low group: bass clarinet in Bb
    bassoon
    contrabassoon
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    tuba
    1st violoncello
    2nd violoncello
    contrabass
    punctuationg group: piano
    1st harp
    2nd harp
    percussion (3 players): 3 xylophones, 2 vibraphones, claves, high-pitched woodblock, 3x4 temple blocks, 3 hi-hats, 3.2 cowbells, 3x3 suspended cymbals
  • Choir: 4 S, 4 A, 4 T, 4 B
  • Composer: Sir Harrison Birtwistle
  • Text author: Sappho
  • Translator: Tony Harrison
  • Dedication: Dedicated to Nicholas Snowman
  • Commission: Commissioned by Ensemble InterContemporain

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World première

Location:
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris (FR)
Date:
09.04.1979
Orchestra:
Ensemble Intercontemporain
Conductor:
Pierre Boulez

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