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MacMillan, JamesWoman of the Apocalypse (2011-12) 20'
for orchestra

Scoring
3(III=picc).2.corA.3.2.dbn-4.3.3.1-timp.perc(3):crot/vib/2tgl(sm)/5wdbl/BD/glsp/3gong(A2,C#3,E3)/2tgl(med)/metal bar/large piece of metal pipe/5cowbell/tam-t/t.bells/2tgl(lg)/lion's roar/tom-t/SD-harp-cel(=pft)-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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

World Premiere
8/4/2012
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
Cabrillo Festival Orchestra / Marin Alsop


Press Quotes  


"MacMillan approaches his subject like a Mannerist painter, using the orchestra to stir up big, splashy swirls of instrumental color. The 30-minute piece unfolds in five connected movements that have a narrative structure of sorts, but the effect of the music depends less on the pictorial specifics than the verve and drama of MacMillan's writing."
San Francisco Chronicle

"In his scoring for strings and brass, one seems to hear the melting of cosmic tears and the lumbering power of the dragon that assaults the Woman of the Apocalypse... Most effective is MacMillan's writing for brass, especially for trombones and tuba."
San Jose Mercury News

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  • MacMillan's Woman of the Apocalypse premiered at Cabrillo





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