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Louis Andriessen

Louis Andriessen


Subtitle: Symphonic Movement for Any Loud Sounding Group of Instruments


General Info

Year: 1975
Duration: c. 15:00-20:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Cost: Score Only - Rental


Instrumentation

For any loud-sounding group of instruments


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Workers Union was originally written for the Orchestra De Volharding (Perseverance), in which I myself figured as a pianist at the time. This piece is a combination of individual freedom and severe discipline: its rhythm is exactly fixed; the pitch, on the other hand, is indicated only approximately, on a single-lined stave. It is difficult to play in an ensemble and to remain in step, sort of thing like organizing and carrying on a political action.

- Program Note by Louis Andriessen


Commercial Discography


Performances

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  • University of California, Los Angeles, Percussion Ensemble (Theresa Dimond, director) – January 2021 (Virtual)
  • California State University, Northridge Wind Ensemble (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) – 10 March 2020
  • Graceland University (Lamoni, Iowa) Symphonic Band (Chee Weng Yim, conductor) – 4 December 2018
  • Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.) Concert Band (Joseph Higgins, conductor) – 1 March 2018
  • Musicians from the Los Angeles (Calif.) Philharmonic – 30 March 2006
  • Arizona State University (Tempe) Band – 9 September 2008
  • Bang on a Can All-Stars – 11 October 2008
  • eighth blackbird – 18 November 2008
  • University of Missouri – 12 October 2009
  • Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Md.) (Mike Formanek, conductor) – 5 March 2010


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Andriessen, L. (2002). Workers Union : Symphonic Movement for Any Loud Sounding Group of Instruments, 1975 [score]. Donemus: Amsterdam.