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Meltdown

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Marco Pütz

Marco Pütz


General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bronsheim Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €158.00


Movements

1. The Birth
2. Invitation to Dance
3. Dance of the Nuclear Sticks
4. Out of Control
5. Nuclear Explosion
6. In Recollection of the Survivors


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Synthesizer
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambour de Basque
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Meltdown was composed in 1992 (rev. in 2012) after I had seen an anti-nuclear-spot on TV.

The work describes the life of a nuclear reactor, from its construction to its destruction. The music is a personal protest against the strong worldwide nuclear power lobby, joined with my weakness facing its power and danger. I hope that the six subtitles of Meltdown will stir up the audience to reflection.

This work received its premiere performance in April 1992 by the Luxembourg Conservatory Wind Orchestra, conducted by R. Hensgen.

- Program Note by World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE)


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