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Written for the late Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in 1983, Desert Forests is one of the most successful of Brant's spatial works for conventional-sized symphony orchestra. The score mandates that the higher woodwinds (piccolos, flutes, oboes, clarinets) be stationed in a balcony at the back of the hall and the trumpets and trombones in boxes or balconies on opposite sides of the hall. There is also an optional improvised piano-obbligato. A recommended seating diagram for the stage instruments (also unusually arranged) is included in the score and was used to great effect in the performances conducted by Kurt Masur with the New York Philharmonic in May 1994. This extraordinary work expands the idea of bitonality and spatiality as a structural device to create a fifteen minute exercise in ecstatic polyphony, inspired, according to the composer by a visit to a "forest" of saguro cactus in Saguro National Monument, near Tucson, Arizona. Complete performance materials are available on rental. 12 Hour 13 Minutes 20 Seconds duration. Here is a listing of related products.
Old ISBN Code: 0825840449
|M44 Product Code: ||O005445-C|
|Publisher Product Code: ||O5445|
|ISBN-10 Code: ||825840449|
|UPC Code: ||798408040444|
|EAN Code: ||9780825840449|
|Category: ||Carl Fischer Music|
|Voicing: ||Piccolo I, Piccolo II, Piccolo III, Clarinet I, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Clarinet (In Eb), Bass Clarinet, Bassoon I, Bassoon II, Bassoon III, Contra Bassoon, Horn I, Horn II, Horn III, Horn IV, French Horn, Tuba, Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trumpet III, Tenor I, Tenor II, Tenor III, Timpani, Glockenspiel, Cymbal, Snare Drum, Vibraphone, Large Tom-Toms, Chimes, Gong, Gong, Bass Drum, Harp, Celesta, Piano, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Contrabass|
|Publisher: ||Carl Fischer Music|
|Composer: ||Brant, Henry|
|Publish Date: ||07/01/1983|
|Length x Width: ||12 x 9 inches|
|Shipping Weight: ||0.13 pounds|