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Score Details

Title: Figures of Time
Composer: Sofia Gubaidulina
Duration: 25'
Composition Date: 1994
Publisher: Sikorski
Instrumentation: full orchestra
Description: for symphony orchestra


perc(6):timp/crot/flex(with db bow)/5tom-t/cyms/tam-t(xlg)/t.bells/glsp/vib(with db bow);crot/claves/flex(with db bow)/cym/susp.cym/tam-t(lg)/glsp/vib(with db bow)/marimba;claves/flex(with db bow)/cym/glsp/vib(with db bow)/marimba;timp/claves/flex/brass.whisper.chimes(lg)/SD/BD*/cym/susp.cym/tam-t/t.bell/glsp;crot/claves/cyms/susp.cym/tam-t(med)/hand.bells/glsp;crot/brass.whisper.chimes(lg)/tam-t/3plate.bells-2bgtr-2hp-cel-hpd(amplified)-bayan-str(

*with rubber ball(3-4cm diameter) fixed to an elastic steel string (e.g. pft string) about 20-25cm long. This 'friction stick' should be rubbed lightly along the edge of the BD skin, producing a long drawn-out 'wailing' sound.

Tech Requirements

This work requires additional technological components and/or amplification, for more information please contact [email protected]

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