Snapshots

Mark-Anthony Turnage (1960)

Snapshots 2002

2.1.ca.1.bcl.0.cbsn-2.1.1.0-2perc(tamb, djembe, wdbl, guiro)-hp.pno.cel-str(1.1.1.1.1)
Duration 
3
Publisher 

One of the movements in Scorched (arrangements of seventeen tunes by John Scofield for jazz trio and orchestra) has a coda, which repeats a dense, two-bar tag which sounded like it could be developed. Snapshots starts off by revealing bits of each of the two bars (with episodes placed in-between). The full two bars of music are then revealed at the end of the piece. Snapshots is a tribute to Olly [Oliver Knussen] on his 50th birthday.

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Performances 
12.6.05 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: London Sinfonietta/George Benjamin
25.8.03 Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Germany: London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen
14.9.03 Turin, Italy: London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen
26.3.04 Frankfurt, Germany: Ensemble Modern/Oliver Knussen
5.3.05 Carnegie Hall, New York: Zankel Band/Brad Lubman
23.5.05 Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles: Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group/Peter Lieberson
24.11.07 CBSO Centre, Birmingham: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Oliver Knussen
12.7.12 Central Saint Martin's Kings Cross, London: London Sinfonietta Academy
11.7.15 LSO St Luke's, London: London Sinfonietta/David Atherton
2
Flute
2
Oboe
2nd cor anglais
2
Clarinet
2nd bass clarinet
1
Bassoon
contrabassoon
2
Horn
1
Trumpet
1
Trombone
2
Percussion
tambourine, djembe, woodblock, guiro
1
Violin
1
Violin II
1
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double bass
1
Harp
2
Piano
piano, celesta
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