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Il Principe

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Louis Andriessen

Louis Andriessen


General Info

Year: 1974
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


Instrumentation

Full Score
Choir I-II
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bassoon I-II
Trumpet I-II-III
Tuba
Electric Bass
Piano


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The work features the choirs singing during almost the entire work. The text for the work comes from The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, sung in Dutch. The tempo begins with the quarter note equaling 112 bpm with many meter changes. The begin starts with an eighth note followed by a whole note, a pattern which comes back occasionally through the work. There are almost constant eighth notes with pitch changes in small intervals of seconds and thirds in the beginning section. At one measure after rehearsal 8 the work changes to 4/2, the quarter note staying constant and more motion in half notes. The opening material returns a measure after rehearsal 9.


Media

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Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Andriessen, L. (1974). Il principe [score]. Amsterdam: Donemus.
  • Boosey Website