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

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

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

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Smith, Rob: Push 

 

 

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  • Program notes: 

    Push (2001/2003) is defined as follows: 1. To exert outward pressure or force against something; 2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition, press forward; 3. To expend great or vigorous effort. This work utilizes a two-note motive, a rising figure, and a lyrical melody to musically represent the word “push”. These materials are used to set many different moods: driving and aggressive, funky, jazzy, lyrical and “techno”, but always exhibit a strong sense of the “push” regardless of the character they are displaying.

    Originally scored for wind ensemble, this orchestral version of Push was commissioned by James Tapia and the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra. It was the winner of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra’s New Repertoire Award in 2011, selected as a Finalist in the 2009 Loudoun Symphony (VA) American Composers Competition and the 2005 Columbia Orchestra American Composer Competition, and performed as part of the 2004 Minnesota Orchestra Reading Sessions.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
78
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Piccolo
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
2
Vibraphone (C3)
Timpani
Xylophone
Bass Drum
Tamtam
Tom-Toms
Wood Blocks
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
32
Viola
12
Cello
8
Double Bass
3
4-string
4-string

 

 

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