Retour
for chamber ensemble (octet)

John Oliver
Composer
John Oliver
Composition Date: 1998
Revision Date: 2011
Duration: 00:14:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Octets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Oboe
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 1 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
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Programme Note:
The French word “retour” simply means “return.” Return to the source, to the wellspring of artistic creation, to the origins of music in resonance, dance and song. Enjoy the multiplicity of musical creation. If the soul is dancing, the music will dance. “Retour” begins where my piece “Aller-retour” left off ten years previously: a new beginning.

Commissioned by Vancouver New Music

Premiere Information:
31/5/1998 Vogue Theatre Vancouver Vancouver New Music Ensemble Conductor: Owen Underhill

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8853 O48re
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Octets, Woodwind(s) / Percussion, Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 4, 2012
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 sore (ii, 36 p.) ;
    38 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
    Parts page count: 69
    8 parts ([69] p.) ;
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Flute, Oboe (English Horn), Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Double Bass, Piano, Percussion (one player): waterphone, 4 suspended cymbals (Chinese cymbal, heavy jazz ride cymbal, two other cymbals may be sizzle or other special), 2 tuned gongs B,A, 1 tam-tam, 1 temple bell bowl in A, misc. ringing percussion, vibraphone, tambourine, 4 octobans lower set, tuned loosely, large bass drum.
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