Strange sphere

Rudolf Komorous
Composition Date: 2003
Duration: 00:05:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piccolo
  • 1 x English horn
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Bass clarinet
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 2 x Percussion
  • 1 x Tape
  • 1 x Soprano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
Sphere was the middle name of the iconoclastic jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, considered by Komorous to be a “real genius.” In his short composition Strange Sphere, written for the Turning Point Ensemble and dedicated to Monk’s memory, Komorous utilizes an exotic scoring that includes piccolo trumpet, Indian and Tibetan bells, African gourd rattles, and two anvils. Melody and harmony are placed within the simplest of structures. The result is a music that feels undeniably right and continually surprising at the same time.

Credits: Underhill, Owen. Liner notes, Strange Sphere; Artifact Music ART-030, 2003.
Creator: Owen Underhill
Subject: Strange Sphere
Date Created: 2003

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 K815st
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • February 27, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (11 p.) :
    11 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Piccolo, English horn, clarinet in Eb, bass clarinet in Bb (low c), piccolo trumpet in Bb (4 valves), trombone, 2 percussionists, violin, viola, violoncelo, contrabass (low c)
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