Kai

Mark-Anthony Turnage (1960)

Kai 1989-1990

fl(afl).bcl(cl).ssax(asax).asax(ssax).bsn(cbsn)-2Ctpt.tbn-perc(sizz cym, h.h, 3gong, whip, kit[s.d, pedal b.d, b.d])-bgtr.hp(cow bell).pno(cel)-2vn(cow bell).va(cow bell).vc.db
Duration 
20
Solist 
Commissioner 
Publisher 

Written in memory of Kai Scheffler, principal cellist and a founder member of the Ensemble Modern in Germany, who died tragically young in 1989, Kai is one of Turnage’s key works. Its tangy instrumental textures and rawedged rhythms remain potent, and the work’s angry, elegiac quality offers the soloist great emotional and technical range.

Performances 
18.12.90 Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham: Ulrich Heinen / BCMG / Simon Rattle
18.3.91 Germany: Ensemble Modern
14.10.91 Birmingham: BCMG
17.4.94 Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham: BCMG / Oliver Knussen
11.5.94 CBC, Canada: Encounters Chamber Orchestra / Gary Kulesha
21.5.94 Barbican Hall, London: Christopher van Kampen / London Sinfonietta / Elgar Howarth
16.11.94 Vienna Konzerthaus: Ulrich Heinen / BCMG / Paul Daniel
30.11.96 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival: Ulrich Heinen / BCMG / Daniel Harding
28.5.97 WDR, Cologne, Germany: Ulrich Heinen / BCMG / Simon Rattle
Selected performances only. For full listing please visit www.schott-music.com
1
Flute
doubling alto flute
1
Clarinet
bass clarinet doubling clarinet
2
Saxophone
1st soprano sax doubling alto sax, 2nd alto sax doubling soprano sax
1
Bassoon
doubling contrabassoon
2
Trumpet
trumpets in C
1
Trombone
1
Percussion
sizzle cymbal, hi-hat, 3 gong, whip, kit (side drum, pedal bass drum, bass drum)
1
Violin
1
Violin II
1
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double bass
1
Harp
1
Piano
doubling celesta
1
Other
bass guitar
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