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Music Text

from the decree of Dutch independence from Spain 'Plakkat van Verlatingen' 1581, descriptions of shipbuilding by Nicolaes Witsen (1690

Scoring

SoloT-2S,2A,2T,2B-3.0.2corA.5.3bcl.0-4.4.4.1-bass gtr-perc(5):
3marimbas(=glsp/vib/bass marimba)/snare dr/2BD/lg log drum/
2lg metal boxes played with hammers/tam-t/timp/2sets of tom-t/
metal chimes(ad lib)-2pft-2synth-2gtr-strings(2.2.2.2.1)
Ensemble should be balanced by electronic amplification


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

Press Quotes

"The opening of De Materie is as startling as anything in contemporary music - a fortissimo repeated chord slowly, irregularly accelerates until it takes on a machine-like inevitability and the work is launched." The Guardian

Recommended Recording
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Netherlands Chamber Choir/Schoenberg Ensemble/Asko Ensemble
Nonesuch 7559 79367 2

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