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Gegenschein

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GegenscheinAmerican Modern Orchestra; Lauren Adja Tian, conductor
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A gegenschein (directly meaning "against shine" or "opposite light") is a non-translatable German term for a twilight phenomenon where light reflects off of atmospheric dust on the opposite horizon of a sunset. Though a heavily expanded color palette, this piece seeks to capture the ever changing and seemingly random nature of a gegenschein.

Instrumentation

1 Piccolo

2 Flute in C

2 Oboe

1 English Horn

2 Clarinet in Bb

1 Bass Clarinet in Bb

2 Bassoon

1 Contrabassoon

4 Horn in F

3 Trumpet in Bb

2 Trombone

1 Bass Trombone

1 Tuba

Timpani

3 Percussion

1 Harp

1 Piano (doubling Celeste)

Violin I

Violin II

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Percussion List

1 Marimba

1 Xylophone

1 Vibraphone

1 Crotales

1 Suspended Cymbal

1 Mark Tree

1 Triangle

1 Tam-Tam

1 Bass Drum

4 Graduated Tom-Toms

1 Wind Machine

Performance History

Reading Session: New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble (Fall 2017)

Reading Session: American Modern Orchestra (Mostly Modern Festival, Summer 2018)

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