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Parra, Hector: Infall 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Infall
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    14
  • Year of composition: 
    2011
  • First performance (year): 
    2012
  • First performance (venue): 
    barcelone
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): no
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    HÈCTOR PARRA, InFALL
    (2012)

    InFALL offers us a cosmologic vision of the human existence and, similar to the spirit of Mahler, it unites knowledge and emotional richness, at the same time as crystalizing a certain awareness of the tragic destiny which brings us towards death. InFALL is, in English, the movement of falling towards the centre of a large astronomical body due to the attraction of gravity…as such, InFALL begins with a two minute section which evokes the interstellar emptiness: a series of barely audible ultrasonic high-pitched noise, interpreted by the strings, combined with brief eruptions of surging material (piccolo, mute trumpets, percussion). The second part develops a harmonic process which drives us towards the end of the work, in which the human becomes aware of their tragic destiny. The entire final part is characterised by a nearly constant acceleration…a stretto marking results the material in imploding in a tragic and forceful finale.

    Eva Vila, Barcelona 2012

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
87
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
C
Piccolo
Oboe
3
Oboe
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
3
E-flat soprano
E-flat soprano
Bass
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Crotales
Glockenspiel
Vibraphone (F3)
Timpani
Cymbals
Tamtam
Other
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
30
Viola
12
Cello
10
Double Bass
8
4-string
4-string

 

 

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