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The Sinking of the Titanic

The Sinking of the Titanic

version for string quartet and pre-recorded material


  • Instrumentation: string quartet
  • Edition: set of parts, +CD
  • Order No.: ED 13473
€63.00  *
Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.42 kg

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Description
Originating as the musical equivalent of a work of conceptual art, this piece has various performing versions, often arising from particular occasions and environments. All the materials used are derived from research and peculations about the sinking of the ‘unsinkable’ liner on 14 April 1912 after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The initial starting point was the reported fact of the band playing the hymn tune ‘Autumn’ in the final moments of the ship’s sinking, together with other features of the disaster which generate musical or sounding performance material or which ‘take the mind to other regions’. Other material is superimposed on the hymn tune, including fragments of
interviews with survivors, Morse sequences, musical references to different possible tunes for the hymn, the sound of the iceberg’s impact, and so on.
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: intermediate
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3318-3
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 1969
page number: 76
Performances
2019-02-07 | Brussels (Belgium), Brigittines — 20:30
2019-02-06 | Lille (France), Opera Lille
Conductor: Nic Pendlebury
Orchestra: Trinity Laban String Ensemble
2014-11-27 | London (United Kingdom), Blackheath Halls — 19:30
2014-04-01 | Milano (Italy), Sala Shakespeare, Teatro Elfo Puccini
2014-02-02 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Islington Mill — 21:00
2012-09-26 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Neanderkirche
2012-03-16 | Bangor (United Kingdom), Bangor University
Originating as the musical equivalent of a work of conceptual art, this piece has various performing versions, often arising from particular occasions and environments. All the materials used are derived from research and peculations about the sinking of the ‘unsinkable’ liner on 14 April 1912 after striking an iceberg on its maiden voyage. The initial starting point was the reported fact of the band playing the hymn tune ‘Autumn’ in the final moments of the ship’s sinking, together with other features of the disaster which generate musical or sounding performance material or which ‘take the mind to other regions’. Other material is superimposed on the hymn tune, including fragments of
interviews with survivors, Morse sequences, musical references to different possible tunes for the hymn, the sound of the iceberg’s impact, and so on.
Binding: Saddle stitching
Difficulty: intermediate
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3318-3
Performance duration: 15'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 1969
page number: 76
2019-02-07 | Brussels (Belgium), Brigittines — 20:30
2019-02-06 | Lille (France), Opera Lille
Conductor: Nic Pendlebury
Orchestra: Trinity Laban String Ensemble
2014-11-27 | London (United Kingdom), Blackheath Halls — 19:30
2014-04-01 | Milano (Italy), Sala Shakespeare, Teatro Elfo Puccini
2014-02-02 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Islington Mill — 21:00
2012-09-26 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Neanderkirche
2012-03-16 | Bangor (United Kingdom), Bangor University