for orchestra

Composition Date: 2007
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 4 x Horn
  • 3 x Trumpet
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 3 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Click here to download full work (11.58 Mb - Not printable)

Programme Note:
This piece is about the recently discovered planetoid Eris. At the start of the piece, the cold, icy nature of this celestial sphere is pictured. Before long, the turbulence of the ancient Greek mythology of Eris, the goddess of discord and strife, begins. She is quite a troublemaker and as a result, is not invited to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis, the parents of Achilles. She is bitter and casts a "Golden Apple" into the party. The apple has an inscription: "To the Fairest One". As intended, competition begins between the present goddesses. It is upon the Prince of Troy to choose the fairest one. Three contenders immediately try to bribe him: Athena promises skill in battle, Aphrodite offers love, Hera offers political power. The Prince gives the apple to Aphrodite, dooming his city to be soon destroyed in the Trojan War. This music narrates the story, with a glimpse of the golden apple between each offered bribe. The piece finishes as war begins.

Premiere Information:
09/05/2007 Roy Thomson Hall Toronto Toronto Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Peter Oundjian


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 R521er
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 27, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (26 p.) ;
    26 Pages
    Height: 36 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 68
    31 parts ([68] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Orchestra: 2222 4331 timpani +3, harp, piano, strings

    Also available for reduced orchestra.
Request a Repertoire Consultation
Suggest Modification for this Record

Available For:


Click here to listen to Eris for orchestra in Centrestreams.

Available Products for this piece:

TitleDetailsPriceAdd this Product
Eris for Orchestra: Score
(downloadable PDF)
Eris for orchestra by Abigail Richardson-Schulte (Score)
Printed on demand
Eris for orchestraYou can obtain a paper copy of this work for:
  • Loan (free)
  • Rental
by clicking the ADD TO REQUEST LIST button to the right