Neruda Madrigales

Harrison Birtwistle (1934)

Neruda Madrigales 2004-2005

2(I=picc,afl;II=picc,afl,bfl).2picc(I,II=afl,bfl).0.2(I=Ebcl,bcl;II=bcl).2bcl.0-perc(1):bass marimba/vib/taiko(lg,c.60cm)-cimbalom-harp(with live electronics) All amplified.
Duration 
32
Commissioner 
Publisher 
Performances 
18.6.05 Aldeburgh Festival: BBC Singers / London Sinfonietta / Nicholas Kok
20.1.06 Philharmonie, Berlin: RIAS Kammerchor / Schönberg Ensemble / Reinbert de Leeuw
10.6.06 Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam: Netherlands Chamber Choir / Schoenberg Ensemble / Reinbert de Leeuw
31.7.07 BBC Proms, London: BBC Singers / London Sinfonietta / Susanna Mälkki
16.9.08 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam: Nederlands Kamerkoor / Asko & Schoenberg Ensembles / Reinbert de Leeuw
4
Flute
1st doubling piccolo & alto flute, 2nd doubling piccolo, alto flute and bass flute, 3rd & 4th piccolo doubling alto flute and bass flute
4
Clarinet
1st doubling Eb clarinet and bass clarinet, 2nd doubling bass clarinet, 3rd & 4th bass clarinet
1
Percussion
bass marimba, vibraphone, taiko (large, c. 60 cm)
1
Harp
1
Piano
cimbalon
1
Electronics
Live electronics, all amplified
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