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Heinz Holliger

Heinz Holliger

Subtitle: for Wind, Percussion, Organ and Radios

General Info

Year: 1970
Duration: c. 16:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Schott Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental   |   Score Only - €25.99


Full Score
Flute I-II-III-IV (III-IV ad lib.)
Oboe I-II (both doubling English Horn)
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
C Trumpet I-II (I doubling B-flat Piccolo Trumpet)
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Piano (doubling Electric Organ)
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bamboo Woodchime
  • Bass Drum
  • Bongo (4)
  • Crash Cymbal
  • Flexatone
  • Glass Wind Chime
  • Guiro
  • Maracas (2)
  • Metal Block (2)
  • Rute (2)
  • Sandpaper block (2)
  • Single Head Tom-tom (or Timbales) (4)
  • Sizzle Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal (2)
  • Tam-tam (2)
  • Tissue Paper
  • Transparent Paper
  • Triangle (4-8)
  • Whip
  • Whistle (1-4)

Head Piece of Soprano Recorder (4 players)
Sho (or Soprano Melodica)
Soprano Melodica I-II
Alto Melodica
Transistor Radio (4 players)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

"Pneuma" is an ancient Greek word for "breath", and in a religious context for "spirit" or "soul". It has various technical meanings for medical writers and philosophers of classical antiquity, particularly in regard to physiology, and is also used in Greek translations of ruach רוח in the Hebrew Bible, and in the Greek New Testament.

In classical philosophy, it is distinguishable from psyche, which originally meant "breath of life", but is regularly translated as "spirit" or most often "soul".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Het Radio Blazerensemble (Amsterdam, Netherlands) (Heinz Holligar, conductor) – 4 July 1971 *Premiere Performance*

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