Light without heat : for chamber orchestra
by Lorenzo Alvaro (2008)
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This work's base material derives from an earlier work Chemiluminescence (for flute quartet). The material has been recomposed to form a new work with the same program:
"Many chemical reactions produce both light and heat. A burning candle is such a reaction. When a candle is lit, its flame both glows and becomes hot. It is much less common for a chemical reaction to produce light without heat. The light from such reactions is called cool light, because it is created without heat. Reactions that produce light without heat are called chemiluminescent reactions. Perhaps the most familiar chemiluminescent reactions are those that occur in living organisms. Fireflies produce light without heat by a chemiluminescent reactiions."
(http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/HOMEEXPTS/Chemilum.html, accessed 15/11/2007)
Instrumentation: Flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet (doubles on clarinet), contrabassoon (doubles bassoon), 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, tuba, timpani (doubles on 3 Cymbals), mixed percussion (2 players), harp, piano, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass.
Duration: 11 min.
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