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Gubaidulina, SofiaZeitgestalten Figury Vremeni (orig. Russian) Figures of Time (English) (1994) 29'
for orchestra

Scoring
3(III=afl, picc).1.2.bcl.2.dbn-6.3.4.2(I=bass, II=dbass)-perc(6):vib/ crot/5tom-t/flexatone(bowed)/tam-tlge/t.bells/timp/glsp/cym;glsp/vib/ claves/marimba/susp.cym/cym/flexatone/tam-t/antique cyms;glsp/marimba claves/vib/flexatone/cym;glsp/t.bells/claves/flexatone/timp/BD*/SD with snares/whisper chimes(brass, large 70cm long)/susp.cym/cym/tam-t ;glsp/claves/susp.cym/cym/tam-t(med)/jingles/antique cym;tam-t/crot/w hisper chimes/bell plates-2harps-cel.hpsd(with microphone)-bayan- 2 elec.gtr-strings(18.12.12.10.8) * mit Friktionsschlagel - with rubber or full-plastic ball (3-4cm d iameter) fixed to an elastic steel string (eg pft string) about 20- 2 5cm long.This 'friction stick' should be rubbed lightly along the e dge of the BD skin, producing a long drawn-out 'wailing' sound..
Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the UK, countries of the Commonwealth (excluding Canada) and the Republic of Ireland.

World Premiere
29/11/1994
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Simon Rattle





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