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Andriessen, Louis: Dances (1991-92) 28'
for soprano and chamber orchestra

Music Text

'The Winged Pharaoh' by Joan Grant (E)

Scoring

SoloS-perc:vib/glsp/marimba/crot/cowbells/lge.cym/2cyms/sm.tom-t/BD/ gongs/bongo-pft-harp-strings(db=5strings) Harp and piano should be slightly amplified.

Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory

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

World Premiere

24/04/1991
Theater Frascati, Amsterdam
Stichting Dansproductie

Composer's Notes

Dances was originally written for a choreography by Bianca van Dillen: De Trap (The Stair). One part of this work has been deleted. The first performance of De Trap took place in the Frascati Theatre in Amsterdam on 24 April 1991, and was produced by the Stichting Dansproductie. The music was performed by the Asko Ensemble and soprano Claron McFadden played the role of an Egyptian princess among the dancers. She chooses one of the dancers to go up the stairs.

Louis Andriessen




Reproduction Rights
This programme note can be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with a credit to the composer



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