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THOMAS, Augusta Read b. 1964
Helios Choros, a Ballet, a triptych for orchestra. Autograph map of form
2006. Oblong folio (482 x 737 mm; 19" x 29"). Executed in various bright colors on heavy ivory paper. Title to top center "Helios Choros / for Orchestra / - 2006 / (Sun God Dancers) / For Orchestra with Dancers." With "A General Outline of the Form" to upper left corner. Across the upper third of the page, the graphic map of form is anchored to a horizontal timeline numbered from [0] to 38. Above the timeline, the three sections are marked by three arcs, each filled with a series of colored blocks and text noting specific changes and progressions in the work. Immediately below the timeline, small written notes and arrows mark specific moments or related sections. Below that, tempo changes noted with metronome markings and a diagram of the general dynamic changes. Across the lower half of the page, text in various colors, some boxed and connected to the timeline with dashed arrows, describe more specific musical ideas with information on phrasing, instrumentation, character, etc. In near-fine condition. Helios Choros I was commissioned and premiered by the Dallas Symphony under Andrew Davis on May 3, 2007; Helios Choros II was co-commissioned by the London and Boston Symphony Orchestras and premiered by the LSO in December, 2008 under Daniel Harding; Helios Choros III was commissioned and premiered by the Orchestra of Paris on December 12, 2009. "Helios, in Greek Mythology, is the sun god, son of Hyperion, depicted as driving his chariot across the sky from east to west daily. Choros in ancient Greek drama means a band of dancers whose singing, dancing, and narration pr … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [United States]
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