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Andriessen, LouisDe Materie (Part IV) (1988) 28'
for female speaker, 8 voices and large ensemble

Music Text  
from sonnets by Willem Kloos and reminiscences by Marie Curie from Francoise Giroud's 'Une femme honorable'

Scoring
Female speaker-2S.2A.2T.2B 3.4.5.2bcl.dbcl.0-4.4.4.1-perc(6):glsp;vib(4 hands);11gongs; snare dr/BD/string drum/lg.rattle/3lg.cowbells/belltree/tam-t/timp/ 2bellplate-cel-harp-2pft-2synth-2gtr-bass gtr-strings(2.2.2.2.1).
Abbreviations (PDF).

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This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Press Quotes  
"The relentlessness with which this musical monolith pursues its course is an image of the inevitability of death, characterized as an instrumental chorale whose individual chords are rotated across the orchestral texture - drawn gradually closer together in an impressive climax..." Musical Times

Recommended Recording
Netherlands Chamber Choir/Schoenberg Ensemble/Asko Ensemble
Nonesuch 7559 79367 2

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