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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Squire, Tabea: Ao 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Ao
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    'Ao' is a word that means many things – it can be the cloud which resides in the name 'Aotearoa', or it can mean 'mist', and 'cloudy fog'; it can mean 'earth' or even this whole world, but it can also mean 'dawn', or 'shining'. Even the name 'Aotearoa' has been translated into many English forms: 'land of abiding day'; 'long daylight'; 'long white world'; 'continuously clear light'.
    The sounds of this land of ours, these lights and colours, are one of the bases of the piece. The pūrerehua joins the western orchestra, which imitates the conch and koauau, and there are long passages of 'speech', as of a congregation speaking in imperfect unison; the words they 'speak' are the translations of the words 'Ao' and 'Aotearoa'.
    'Ao': a word that could mean all that is so true of this land of the long white cloud, land of the mists and brightness, land of rain and rainbows, of teeming shade and shine, of sun and stars; this shining land.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
77
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
G alto
Oboe
2
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Tenor
Bass
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
2
Cymbals
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
32
Viola
10
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
4-string

 

 

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