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Grouse, Matthew: Solos and Tuttis (a vestige of an unheard season) 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Solos and Tuttis (a vestige of an unheard season)
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    8
  • Year of composition: 
    2020
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    When starting to work on the piece, I regularly found myself thinking about a strange kind of residue or shadow that would likely accompany the return of live orchestral music after its forced and prolonged absence. My way into the composition was to imagine all of the cancelled repertoire from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s 20/21 season (the orchestra for which the piece was originally commissioned), filtered through realities of the unusual times we’ve been living through.

  • Technical specs: 

    2 flutes - 2 oboes - 2 clarinets in Bb - 2 bassoons
    2 trumpets in Bb (+ plunger mute) - 2 horns in F
    Timpani - range C2-A3 (middle C is C4)
    8 violin I – doubling voice - 6 violin II – doubling voice - 4 violas – doubling voice -4 violoncelli – doubling voice - 3 contrabasses * – doubling voice
    * Contrabasses with low C extensions if possible. If these aren’t available, basses should play any notes below the open E an octave higher.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
37
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
2
Trumpet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
14
Viola
4
Cello
4
Double Bass
3
4-string
4-string

 

 

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