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Purrington, Hilary: Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    9
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Woolsey Hall, Yale University (New Haven CT)
  • First performance (performers): 
    Yale Philharmonia
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky (2016) contrasts moments of delicate sparseness with passages of rich textures and emphatic lyricism. Throughout the work, the fragments introduced in the sparse, faltering opening gradually coalesce into distinct melodic ideas. The title comes from a poem called “Starlight” by William Meredith. Meredith uses constellations to explore, among other things, our natural fear of randomness and our instinctive desire to find or create meaningful patterns.

    Following its world premiere performance by the Yale Philharmonia under the direction of David Yi in December 2016, Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky was one of six works chosen by the American Composers Orchestra for their 2016 Underwood New Music Readings in June 2017, after which she was awarded the American Composers Orchestra’s 2017 Underwood Emerging Composer Commission. Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky was also chosen to be one of the seven works performed by the Minnesota Orchestra during their 2017 Future Classics concert, the culminating event of the most recent Minnesota Orchestra's Composer Institute in November 2017. In November 2017, Hilary Purrington wrote a series of essays for NewMusicBox, the web magazine from New Music USA, about how Likely Pictures in Haphazard Sky has evolved through all these important emerging composer workshops.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
64
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
Piccolo
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Crotales
Glockenspiel
Vibraphone (F3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tom-Toms
Temple Blocks
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
18
Viola
9
Cello
7
Double Bass
5
4-string
4-string

 

 

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