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THOMAS, Augusta Read b. 1964
Fanfare of Hope and Solidarity for Orchestra. Autograph map of form
2020. 1 leaf. Oblong folio (280 x 432 mm). Executed in black and various brightly-coloured inks. Signed in full by the composer and dated 2020. A dynamic visual representation of the work's progression, its elements anchored by a single horizontal line representing the 4-minute duration of the piece. Each of the minutes is numbered, with specific times relating to the stages of the work's progression indicated (45", 1'10", 1'45", etc.). Elements such as rhythmic groupings of note stems, solid blocks of color, individual colored lines of various proportions, etc., combine to provide an impression of the construction of the whole. With autograph notes regarding instrumentation, dynamics ("Majestic & Optimistic," "As if reaching Skyward," "Ardent," "Like sunlight ripples"), tempo, etc., and the composer's own statement about the work at the foot of the leaf: "Music feeds our souls. Unbreakable is the power of art to build community. Humanity has and will always work together to further music's flexible, diverse capacity and innate power. The magnificence and energy of an orchestra are humbling, inspiring, and exemplify hope, solidarity and team work." Dedication to upper portion: "to Thierry Fischer and each member of the Utah Symphony." The work premiered on YouTube "during a period of mandatory social distancing, on Memorial Day Weekend, by the Utah Symphony, Thierry Fischer conducting, May 22, 2020." Augusta Read Thomas website Conceived at a most unsettling time, the Fanfare represents a coming together of instrumental (and personal) forces to create a positive and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [United States]
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