TRANSLUCENTS

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1967

Scoring: 

str orch or ensemble (2-2-2-2-2)

Duration (min): 

10:

Movements-Titles: 

1

First Performance: 

Spring, 1967 - High School String Orchestra., Joliet, Illinois

A piece for string orchestra or 10 string players (2-2-2-2-2) this is a sound-mass piece, consisting of blocks of shifting timbres created through specific string techniques to produce sounds which are both very active, but still retain a degree of transparency. Several types of attack, pizzicato, and vibrato are employed, as well as other extended string techniques. Originally written for a young string orchestra, the piece was a challenge, but was able to be performed. Medium difficulty, should present few problems for more advanced groups.

Ensemble Type: 

chamber orchestra

Written with the support of an MTNA Composer Grant.

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