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THOMAS, Augusta Read b. 1964
Words of the Sea for orchestra. Autograph sketches
1996. Executed in black, red, green, orange, and yellow ink 1 leaf, 340 x 434 mm. musical notation in short score showing basic melodic and harmonic contour. Instruments indicated include double bass, flute, woodblocks, marimba, strings and brass. On 22-stave Judy Green P-538 music paper. Initialed by composer to lower right corner. 1 leaf, 355 x 600 mm. With "---beyond the genius of the sea---" at head of page followed by a 12-tone row consisting of 14 pitches (2 repeated). On the next staff, the row is organized into clusters "A," "B," "C," "X," "Y," and "Z," which are then sketched out both melodically and as chords; additional chord variations to lower left corner. Below row variations is a rhythmic sketch in red ink showing metric changes and and rhythmic patterns. Additional rhythmic notes on scrap of paper taped to leaf. Additional leaf taped to right margin notated with 14 iterations of the tone-row. 22-stave Judy Green P-538 music paper. Initialed and dated to lower right with autograph inscription: "for Pierre Boulez + CSO". 2 leaves with autograph musical notation consisting of a series of chords and tonal arrangements. 278 x 215 mm. Executed in black, blue, and red ink. One page signed "A.R. Thomas," the other "Augusta Read Thomas." Slightly worn. On 9-stave paper. Very slightly worn. In very good condition overall. Words of the Sea was premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez in 1996. "The 17-minute piece is closely linked to a 1934 poem by Wallace Stevens. The idea of order at Key West. Walking on the seashore, the poet and a frie … [Click Below for Full Description]
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