Precession by : Stephen Hartke
For flute; english horn; clarinet; bassoon; horn; trumpet; 2 percussionists (brake drum; 3 crotales; snare drum; 3 tom-toms; vibraphone); piano; violin; viola; cello and doublebass. Precession was composed for the 1987 New Music Los Angeles Festival. The term 'precession' is used here both in its sense of a processional; but more especially in its astronomical sense of a cyclical process that recurs according to a slowly changing pattern. For example; the opening of the work involves the juxtaposition of a melodic phrase that is gradually shortened with an accompanimental gesture that increases in length. Other musical devices used are intended to reinforce this sense of independent yet related cycles; among them the application of the principles of change-ringing to aspects of the orchestration.
|Publisher||Lauren Keiser Music Publishing|
| Length x Width x Height||11 x 17 x 0.353 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.39 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL40997|
|Voicing Description||Full Score|
| 1st Publication Date||01/1986|
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