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THOMAS, Augusta Read b. 1964
Cello Concerto #3: Legend of the Phoenix. Autograph map of form and sketches
2012. One leaf. Large oblong folio (482 x 737 mm; 19" x 29"). Original visual map of work. Executed in black and various bright colored inks on ivory paper. With title and dedication across the top of the page: "Cello Concerto #3 With admiration and gratitude to Lynn Harrell, Christoph Eschenbach, The Boston Symphony, Anthony Fogg, Solange + Bill Brown;" to upper left corner: "A General Outline of the Form." The work is anchored on a horizontal timeline marked with each minute of the piece. Colorful blocks and graphic patterns above the timeline denote changes in instrumentation and musical character. Above the blocks are layers of micro and macro arcs that denote musical sections, each with descriptions such as "Majestic", "Incandescent", and "Whimsical Spritely Playful", etc. Below the timeline specific changes in tempo and dynamics are marked, along with additional explanatory text and duration markings. 5 leaves of autograph sketches plus an additional descriptive leaf "Notes for my meeting with Lynn Harrell @ his home in Santa Monica, CA in 2012." Each sketch details a specific "arc" of the work, built on horizontal timelines detailing changes of tempo, dynamics, character, and instrumentation. Executed in black ink marking timeline and explanatory text, light blue ink representing the cello, and light pink ink representing the orchestra. With some additional colors noted below. Each initialed "A.R.T." at lower right corner (pp. 1-3, 5) or signed and dated "Augusta Read Thomas (2012)" (p. 4). Each page numbered in pencil to verso. 1 - "Arc #1 Cantabile; Molto Rubato: ( … [Click Below for Full Description]
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