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Old and Lost Rivers

Old and Lost Rivers

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
 
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Driving east from Houston along Interstate 10, you will come to a high bridge which crosses many winding bayous. These bayous were left behind by the great wanderings, over time, of the Trinity River across the land. When it rains, the bayous fill with water and begin to flow. At other times-when it is dry-they evaporate and turn green in the sun. The two main bayous are called 'Old River' and 'Lost River'. Where they converge, a sign on the side of the highway reads: 'OId and Lost Rivers'.

In 1986 the state of Texas was engaged in a celebration of its sesqui-centenary. This event was to be marked by the commissioning of a series of concert openers for the Houston Symphony, of which I had just been appointed Composer in Residence. Though not a traditional fanfare, Old and Lost Rivers took its place in what came to be known as the 'Fanfare Project', alongside 20 other compositions from around the world.

I composed this piece in the spring of 1986 in Houston, as a tribute to my new home. Later that year, I made a piano version of the piece for Ursula Oppens and presented it to her as a birthday present. Tobias Picker
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Houston Symphony for the Texas Sesquicentennial Fanfare Project
Performance duration: 6'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Subtitle: for orchestra
Uraufführung : 9. Mai 1986 Houston, TX (USA) · Dirigent: Sergiu Comissiona · Houston Symphony
Year of composition: 1986
instrumentation: pic.2.2.2.bcl.3-6.2.0*.1-timp.1perc(glsp, vib, b.d)-hp.pno-str *If 6 horns are not available, optional trombones 1 and 2 may be substituted for horns 5 and 6
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Driving east from Houston along Interstate 10, you will come to a high bridge which crosses many winding bayous. These bayous were left behind by the great wanderings, over time, of the Trinity River across the land. When it rains, the bayous fill with water and begin to flow. At other times-when it is dry-they evaporate and turn green in the sun. The two main bayous are called 'Old River' and 'Lost River'. Where they converge, a sign on the side of the highway reads: 'OId and Lost Rivers'.

In 1986 the state of Texas was engaged in a celebration of its sesqui-centenary. This event was to be marked by the commissioning of a series of concert openers for the Houston Symphony, of which I had just been appointed Composer in Residence. Though not a traditional fanfare, Old and Lost Rivers took its place in what came to be known as the 'Fanfare Project', alongside 20 other compositions from around the world.

I composed this piece in the spring of 1986 in Houston, as a tribute to my new home. Later that year, I made a piano version of the piece for Ursula Oppens and presented it to her as a birthday present. Tobias Picker
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Houston Symphony for the Texas Sesquicentennial Fanfare Project
Performance duration: 6'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Subtitle: for orchestra
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Year of composition: 1986
instrumentation: pic.2.2.2.bcl.3-6.2.0*.1-timp.1perc(glsp, vib, b.d)-hp.pno-str *If 6 horns are not available, optional trombones 1 and 2 may be substituted for horns 5 and 6
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