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Attic tragedy

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Attic tragedy : for orchestra [eScore] / Melody Eötvös.

by Melody Eötvös (2008)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes (1 doubling piccolo), oboe, cor anglais, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), harp, strings (min.
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This work is based on the ancient Greek drama called "Attic Tragedy" (Attica was a state in ancient Greece of which Athens was the capital).

It was while reading Nietzsche, in particular The Birth of Tragedy that I discovered this form of ancient theatre existed, and thereafter became intrigued by the dichotomy between Dionysus (nature) and Apollo (rationality) as revealed throughout the dramatic masterpieces of this era.

There are said to be anywhere from four to six 'sections' belonging to the Attic Tragedy form, four of which are illustrated here.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (23p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 7 mins

Contents note:

I.  Agons (the challenge) -- II.  The Messenger -- III.  Threnos (Lament) -- IV.  Anagnorisis (revelations, discovery).

Commission info: Composed for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Composers School

First performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra — 2008. TSO Composers School, Hobart

Includes programme notes and performance directions.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2011.

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