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Bliss

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Michael Torke

Michael Torke


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Subtitle: Variations on an Unchanging Rhythm


General Info

Year: 2003 / 2013
Duration: c. 12:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Holab Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Rental   |   Score Only (print) - $100.00; (study) - $35.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III-IV
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV-V-VI
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

(percussion detail needed)

Bandsmen clapping


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

A simple rhythm (four eighth notes, rest, one eighth note, rest, two eighth notes, rest) is the underpinning that we hear throughout. What changes is the melodies assigned to these rhythmic values, and the harmonies that support them. With percussionists tapping the rhythm, the accumulation becomes an ever-increasing celebration; a state of bliss. This piece was composed not long after Rapture, Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, (which has been subsequently arranged for band), and represents a kind of companion piece to it; both are music which expresses an unfettered,

The music of Michael Torke has been called “some of the most optimistic, joyful and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years” by Gramophone. He has also been hailed by the New York Times as a “master orchestrator whose shimmering timbral palette makes him the Ravel of his generation.”

- Program Note from University of Nebraska Wind Ensemble concert program, 15 April 2016


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


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