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Macklay, Sky: Dissolving Bands 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Dissolving Bands
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    13
  • Year of composition: 
    2012
  • First performance (year): 
    2012
  • First performance (venue): 
    Cary Hall, Lexington MA
  • First performance (performers): 
    Lexington Symphony conducted by Jonathan McPhee
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Sky Macklay has written the following about Dissolving Bands: "To commemorate the town’s involvement in the Revolutionary War, I wanted to create a piece that, in an abstract way, channeled the tension, instability, and unpredictability of life in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. Throughout the piece, I build up large textures and patterns that are subsequently broken down and dissolved in different ways: temporally, orchestrationally, suddenly, gradually."

    Dissolving Bands was the winner of the 2013 ASCAP Leo Kaplan Award . To help create Dissolving Bands, Sky Macklay received 2012 Composer Assistance Program funds from New Music USA. For more information, go to: https://www.newmusicusa.org/sky-macklay-dissolving-bands/.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
58
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Piccolo
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
E-flat soprano
B-flat
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Bass
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Glockenspiel
Timpani
Xylophone
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tom-Toms
Wood Blocks
Other
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
18
Viola
8
Cello
6
Double Bass
4
4-string
4-string

 

 

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