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

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Ueda, Rita: Enthalpy of Vaporization 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Enthalpy of Vaporization
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    10
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    2013
  • First performance (venue): 
    Ostrava New Music Festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • First performance (performers): 
    Ostrava Banda
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Enthalpy of vaporization is the boiling point required to transform liquid into gas. Evaporation is when liquid slowly turns into gas starting from the surface. Enthalpy of fusion is the melting point at which a solid matter turns into liquid, and sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from solid into gas without first turning into liquid.

    I first became interested in writing about the transformation of ice into water and vapor when I began to read more and more news articles about our role in the global warming process. What if we can directly hear the sound of glaciers and icebergs melting? What if we can hear our rainforests dying up? What if we can hear the land drying up due to desert encroachment? Our culture and our planet would be very different today...

  • Technical specs: 

    Instrumentation:
     Flute 1 (Alto Flute, Flute and Piccolo – sounding 1 octave above written)
     Flute 2 (Alto Flute, Flute and Piccolo – sounding 1 octave above written)
     Horn 1
     Horn 2
     Bb Trumpet 1
     Bb Trumpet 2
     Trombone 1
     Trombone 2
     Tuba
     Percussion 1:
    o drum set – agogo bells (mount), kick drum, snare drum, suspended cymbal (ride),
    triangle, vibraslap (mount)
    o chimes (share with Percussion 3)
    o crotales – sounding 2 octaves above written
     Percussion 2:
    o drum set – hi-hat, snare drum, 2 tom toms (mid/low floor toms)
    o sandpaper blocks
     Percussion 3:
    o bass drum
    o tambourine (mount on a table with the skin facing up)
    o chimes (share with Percussion 1)
     Piano
     Harp
     4 Violins
     3 Violas
     3 Cellos
     2 Contrabasses – sounding 1 octave below written (including harmonics)

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
26
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
Piccolo
G alto
C
Piccolo
G alto
Horn (F)
2
Trumpet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
2
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Chimes
Crotales
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tom-Toms
Other
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
4
Viola
3
Cello
3
Double Bass
2
4-string
4-string

 

 

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