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Les Chants du Maldoror : chamber symphony for small orchestra

by Natalie Williams (2011)

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From the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 28.

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Les chants du Maldoror : chamber symphony for small orchestra / Natalie Williams.

Library shelf no. Q 784.3/WIL 2 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This piece is a chamber symphony for Sinfonietta. The work is a series of reflections on four etchings of Salvador Dali, taken from the 1932 surrealist manifesto, "Les Chants du Maldoror" (the Songs of Maldoror). The piece explores extremes of dynamic and range in all instrumental lines and is suitable for an advanced or professional ensemble.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (both doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, trombone, tuba,  harp, piano, percussion (2 players), strings (7.6.4.4.2).

Duration: 13 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: i. Identification with the brother -- ii. Obsession of the angelus -- iii. The memory of music -- iv. The Future and its enigma.

Commission note: Written for Doctoral Dissertation - Indiana University (Jacobs School of Music)

First performance: at Natalie Williams - Les Chants du Maldoror (Auer Hall, Indiana University) on 11 Nov 2011

Reflections on etchings by Salvador Dali

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Performances of this work

1 Jun 12: featuring Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Wilkins.

11 Nov 2011: at Natalie Williams - Les Chants du Maldoror (Auer Hall, Indiana University).

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