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C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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Krüs, Monique: Anne & Zef 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Anne & Zef
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    45
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    2015
  • First performance (performers): 
    Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest/Nederlands Kamer Orkest
  • Publisher: 
  • Conductor: 
    Optional
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Anne & Zef, youth opera for 12+
    Zef, a 15 year old Albanian teenager from our time, is a victim of the Kanun, the blood revenge.
    In the afterlife he meets Anne Frank and they find that they have a lot in common: Anne wanted to be a writer and died in a German concentration camp, Zef wanted to be an actor and was murdered by his best friend because of the Kanun, both had problems with parents.
    They share their life stories and gradually grow more and more fond of each other.

    The opera was commissioned by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra in Amsterdam and was produced by Opera Spanga, an innovative Dutch opera company.
    The libretto is based on the successful play ‘Anne en Zef’ by Dutch author Ad de Bont.

  • Technical specs: 

    In the score soundeffects are mentioned, which can be obtained through Deuss Music.
    However it is very well possible to create similar effects in an acoustic way:
    The bells with the vibraphone (tremolo with 2 notes minor second apart)
    Wind and birds with the flute
    Doors with percussion: metal door upbeat with tamtam, downbeat gran cassa
    Squeaking door: strings

    The decor is basic (see youtube link), the production company, Opera Spanga, is willing to ship it to ISCM Beijing.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
12
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Clarinet
1
B-flat
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
1
Chimes
Glockenspiel
Vibraphone (F3)
Xylophone
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Tom-Toms
Other
Musicians
Soprano(s)
1
Bariton(s)
1
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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