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Bray, Charlotte: At the Speed of Stillness 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    At the Speed of Stillness
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    11
  • Year of composition: 
    2012
  • First performance (year): 
    2012
  • First performance (venue): 
    Royal Albert Hall
  • First performance (performers): 
    The Aldeburgh World Orchestra
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Commissioned by the BBC Proms for Sir Mark Elder and the Aldeburgh World Orchestra, ‘At The Speed of Stillness’ finds part of its inspiration in a surrealist poem by Dora Maar. The energy, sense of endless movement and of exhaustion encapsulated in the poem permeates the music. Important also is the play with paradoxical ideas: the contrary notion that something moving quicker than the human eye is able to detect can appear to be motionless or still. Relentless, with constant shifts in perspective, the piece holds an underlying energy, zinging with immense power and force.

  • Technical specs: 

    2 Flutes
    Piccolo (doubling Flute)
    3 Oboes (3rd doubling Cor Anglais)
    2 Clarinets in Bb
    Bass Clarinet in Bb
    2 Bassoons
    Contrabassoon
    4 Horns in F
    3 Trumpets in Bb
    2 Tenor Trombones
    Bass Trombone
    Tuba
    Timpani
    Percussion (3 Players):
    Player 1: Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Large Suspended Cymbal, Large Bass Drum, Snare Drum
    Player 2: Large Bass Drum, Triangle, Temple Blocks, Marimba
    Player 3: Xylophone, Marimba
    Harp
    Piano
    Strings (10.8.8.8.6)

    The score is written in C

    Bowing markings are a suggestion only

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
69
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
C
Oboe
3
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Timpani
Xylophone
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Temple Blocks
Other
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
18
Viola
8
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
4-string

 

 

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