SATIE - Variations for Orchestra (hire set)
Composer: Gary Carpenter
Catalogue no: CM927
SATIE - Variations for Orchestra was composed in Holland-On-Sea, Essex and was completed on 28th June 1993. It lasts around 20 minutes.
There are three perspectives or levels of variation in SATIE:
Level 1: variants derived from the Choral Inappetisant (Sports et Divertissements);
Level 2: variants of Les Fils Des Étoiles which occur even though the original material is never heard;
Level 3: variants of other pieces by Satie that flit ephemerally across the score, torn, as it were, from many possible sets of variations.
3 Flutes (1, 2 & 3 doubling Piccolo)
3 Oboes ( 3 doubling Cor Anglais)
3 Clarinets in B flat (2 doubling E flat, 3 doubling Bass Clarinet with "C" extension)
3 Bassoons (3 doubling Contra)
4 Horns in F
3 Trumpets in C
All players are required to use regular mutes. In addition, trumpets require CUP and HARMON mutes)
OFF-STAGE PIANO (out-of-tune and in a state of disrepair)
Snare Drum, Tenor Drum, 3 Suspended Cymbals, Sizzle Cymbal, Clash Cymbals, High Hat, Vibraphone, Tam-tam, 2 Cow-Bells, Guiro, Cabasa, Triangle1 Woodblock, Old-fashioned Typewriter, Short Wave Radio 1.
Bass Drum, Medium Gong, Low Gong, Tam-tam, Crotales (C sharp), 5 Temple Blocks, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Tambourine, 3 Tom-toms, Short Wave Radio 2, Suspended Cymbals, Triangle.
Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Tubular Bells, Crotales (B), Bass Drum, Maracca, Medium Gong, Low Gong, 2 Anvils, Short Wave Radio 3, Triangle.
(Where an instrument appears on more than one list, it can probably be shared. More than one tam-tam might be useful however. All three players should be equipped with cello or double bass bows. A 4th percussionist may be used to spread the workload.
Timpani (4/5 drums. Also plays Whip)
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