Spectrum 5
for ten instruments

James Tenney
Composer
James Tenney
Composition Date: 1995
Duration: 00:16:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Bass clarinet
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Vibraphone
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Programme Note:
Spectrum 5 is the fifth of a series or “family” of pieces for various instrumental ensembles, all of which use the same notation and playing procedures, and the same set of pitches—harmonic partials of a very low fundamental. There will be several basic formal types or “personalities” in this “family”, distinguished by different shapes determining the changing statistical properties of the energetic variables—temporal density and dynamic level—of a stochastic (or “constrained random”) process.

-Program note by James Tenney

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 T298sp5
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • January 21, 2016
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 landscape score (24 p. ) ; 23 x 30
    24 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:

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