Entry #9-Final-Trom. Concerto – Jennifer Higdon


October 16th 

The piece is done.  I will having meetings with the soloist in the
coming months to see if adjustments need to be made to his part, and
I’m sure there will be adjustments to the orchestral part in the
rehearsals themselves.  But the piece is basically finished.

The grand statistics:

There are 29,074 notes in this work

There are 299 measures

The work should run 15 minutes in duration

The Instrumentation: 2 flutes (the 2nd flute will double on
piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba,
piano, timpani, 2 percussionists (playing the smallest battery of
percussion I’ve ever written for: (perc. 1: suspended cymbal, Chinese
suspended cymbal, marimba & perc. 2: bass drum and vibraphone), and
the standard full compliment of strings

Final Form: ABCABC

Begun:  June 22, at Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide, Italy

Completed:  October 16th, at home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The final test will be, How does it sound?  You, the reader, will have to check it out and let me know.

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