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Andriessen, Louis: De Snelheid (Velocity) (1982-83, rev.1984) 18'
for large ensemble

Scoring

Orchestra I:0.0.0.ssax.asax.0-2.2.2.1-perc(1-2):4lg wdbl-pft; Orchestra II:as orchestra I; Orchestra III:1(=afl).2afl(II=fl)-2elec.harps(or elec.keyboards)-bass gtr- lge hammond org-perc(1):BD/2sm.tom-t-strings(min:4.0.3.3.2,db=5str); Orchestra I-II:trumpets, saxophones and pianos are electronically amplified; Orchestra III:all instruments balanced by electronic amplification.

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Territory

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

World Premiere

11/01/1984
Davies Hall, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Symphony / Edo de Waart

Press Quotes

"Throughout, like an uncontrollable clock, the high-pitched wooden percussion rattles on faster and faster, constantly objectified, contradicted even, by a set of simultaneous but apparently independent musical processes." De Volkskrant



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