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Bezemer, Boris: The laughing heart 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    The laughing heart
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    4
  • Year of composition: 
    2017
  • First performance (year): 
    2017
  • First performance (venue): 
    Radio France
  • First performance (performers): 
    l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    Optional
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Boris Bezemer - the laughing heart (2017)

    for orchestra

    After a poem by Charles Bukowski this piece celebrates the joy of life in all its dynamic up and down.

  • Technical specs: 

    2 Flutes (one of whom also plays the piccolo)
    2 Oboes (one of whom also plays the English horn) 1 Clarinet in B flat
    1 Bass clarinet in B flat
    2 Bassoons

    2 Horns in F
    2 Trumpets in B flat 2 Trombones
    1 Bass trombone

    1 Set of 5 timpani

    Percussion (2 players):
    Bass drum
    10 Temple blocks
    5 Woodblocks
    2 Suspended cymbals
    Tam-tam
    Vibraphone
    Xylophone
    Guiro

    1 Harp

    at least 8 Violins I (divided in group A and group B) at least 7 Violins II (divided in group A and group B) at least 6 Violas (divided in group A and group B)
    at least 5 Cellos (divided in group A and group B)
    at least 4 Basses

    Duration: 3'50"

    Microtonal accidentals used:
    quarter tone sharp (+50 cents)
    quarter tone flat (-50 cents)
    sixth tone flat (-33 cents)

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
48
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
2
Trumpet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Bass
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
2
Vibraphone (F3)
Timpani
Xylophone
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Temple Blocks
Wood Blocks
Other
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
15
Viola
6
Cello
5
Double Bass
4
4-string
4-string

 

 

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