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Matthew H. Fields
Matthew H. Fields
Composer
Selected Orchestral Works
 

Space Sciences

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Audio link Listen to a short excerpt now: click here for MP3 audio. This performance was by Moravian Philharmonic directed by Jan Kučera.

Duration

43:45

Movements

I. Sunset

II. Insomniac Sky

III. Delights Refracted and Reflected

IV. Hubble Space Telescope Views

Program Note

"Astronomy takes us far beyond ourselves. We stand in awe, and tightly hold each other's hands."

--Matthew H. Fields

Instrumentation

  • piccolo
  • 2 flutes
  • 2 oboes
  • English horn
  • 2 clarinets
  • bass clarinet
  • 2 bassoons
  • contrabassoon
  • 4 horns
  • 3 trumpets
  • 2 trombones
  • bass trombone
  • tuba
  • timpani
  • 3 percussionists
    • Player 1
      • crotales
      • 3 tomtoms
      • triangle
      • bell tree
      • tamtam
    • Player 2
      • vibraphone
      • xylophone
      • tubular bells
    • Player 3
      • crash cymbals
      • suspended cymbal
      • snare drum
      • pitched almglocken
  • harp
  • large string ensemble (e.g. 15/14/12/10/6)

Year of Composition

2010. Incorporates material completed in 2004 and 2007.

Score

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