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Publisher

B&B

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

World Premiere
5/27/2008
Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien
Robert Gillinger, contraforte /
Repertoire Note

Orcus, presented by the composer in a version for double bass clarinet, is a virtuoso solo which gives the instrument the character of a 'bass nightingale'. Mockery and humour, however, are disregarded. This composition rather is a piece of archaic language-like character. Lamenting vocal tones are crossed dramatically by staccatos.



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