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This performance was realized inside the
"This is the first movement of a new multi-movement work
Hubble Space Telescope Views
will be the finale.
"The changing colors of a sunset begin with the familiar blue
sky of scattered, diffused sunlight from which most of the red light
has been removed, skewed to the sides. The wind shifts and all manner
of creatures take note as we tilt off to the side and red light makes
its dramatic appearance. The impending darkness is accented by the rising
of a full moon, eclipsed--and yet lit by red light that Earth's
atmosphere has refracted around to it. In the west, following the
setting sun, Mercury and Venus break the darkness, drawing our eyes
once more upwards, preparing us for the stars which will soon be
--Matthew H. Fields
The players are the same as in
Hubble Space Telescope Views,
and the percussion is a subset of those used in that piece.
- 2 flutes
- 2 oboes
- English horn
- 2 clarinets
- bass clarinet
- 2 bassoons
- 4 horns
- 3 trumpets
- 2 trombones
- bass trombone
- 3 percussionists
- Player 1
- Player 2
- tubular bells
- Player 3
- crash cymbals
- suspended cymbal
- large string ensemble (e.g. 15/14/12/10/6)
Year of Composition
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