• Augusta Read Thomas
  • Jubilee (2010)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)

Audio clip courtesy of The Juilliard School

  • 2+pic.2+ca.2+bcl.2(cbn)/4.4.2+btbn.1/6perc/pf.cel.2hp/str (16.14.12.10.8)
  • 18 min

Programme Note

First performance:
Juilliard Orchestra
Xian Zhang, conductor
New York, NY
April 30, 2010

Movements:
I. fanfare: awaking rituals
II. caprice: effervescent arabesques
III. reverie: prayer for a departed friend
IV. gambol: whimsical virtuosic romp

Each of the four movements may be performed independently of the rest of the work, as short, stand-alone orchestral compositions by their individual movement names. Note that the various movements have slightly differing instrumental requirements. When played separately, they may require a smaller orchestra than the forces that are needed to perform all four movements of Jubilee.

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Jubilee: I. fanfare, awakening rituals
Jubilee: II. Caprice, effervescent arabesques
Jubilee: III. Reverie, prayer for a departed friend
Jubilee: IV. Gambol, whimsical virtuosic romp

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