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Vladimir Ilyich on the ladder of history

Sheet Music: Score

Vladimir Ilyich on the ladder of history / Becky Llewellyn.

by Becky Llewellyn (1990)

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  • Instrumentation: Full Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contra-bassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets in C, 1 trumpet in B flat, solo alto trombone, tenor trombone, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings.
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This orchestral piece visits the USSR as the communist experiment unfolded. The orchestra leads the listener through evolving states of repression, tyranny, anarchy and the eventual 'victory' of capitalism. The theme is loosely based on a 15th century Lithuanian carol and featues the alto trombone as 'Lenin' with its rare, distinctive instrumental tone. The narrative invokes an historical clock where ideas are transformed by each succeeding generation. As such, I have tried to integrate Lenin's dialectical theories into the music structures of the work. He saw history as a steam train and a ladder. Listeners may find the hidden victory tune of this ideological war in the horn section towards the end of the piece as Vladimir Ilyich seems the loser in this game of snakes and ladders.

Pages: 1 score (27p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Duration: 6 min.

Commission info: Commissioned for Composers' Workshop, 1990.

First performance by Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Graham Abbott — ABC Studio 520, Collinswood SA

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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