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

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McLachlan, John: Earth 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Earth
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    7
  • Year of composition: 
    2012
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • First performance (venue): 
  • First performance (performers): 
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Earth is the main piece from Where We Are, a string quartet work consisting of three pieces, which are: Venus, Earth and Mars. It was commissioned by the ConTempo Quartet in 2012, with assistance from the Arts Council of Ireland’s commissioning scheme.
    Earth tries to convey a child-like wonder at the cosmos, and it takes as a starting point the image of lying down and floating upwards through the air into space, to observe the whole earth from a great distance: this image was in my mind while composing it.
    The performers must perform from the full score and be spaced far apart, ideally around the audience, to achieve a sort of surround-sound effect of spatial movement. The score allows for a certain very slight looseness in co-ordination to achieve all this.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
19
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Oboe
2
Clarinet
2
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Trumpet
2
Trombone
2
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double Bass
2

 

 

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