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YOTAM HABER _____________

forward ornament for orchestra

2009

8’ circa


INSTRUMENTATION 1 PICCOLO 1 FLUTE 2 OBOES 2 CLARINETS IN BB 2 BASSOONS 2 HORNS 2 TRUMPETS IN C PERCUSSION (2 players): toy piano (if not available, substitute glockenspiel) tam-tam medium gong anvil tenor drum (3) tom-toms – high, medium, low crotales – chromatic 1-octave set chimes whip STRINGS TABLE OF ORNAMENTATION

FORWARD ORNAMENT is a fast, sleek, short burst of energy, that explores,

fights, dissolves, and re-forms Baroque notions of symmetry, clarity, harmony, ornamentation, and line. Its inspiration stems from the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures of Italo Calvino. With this work, I begin a series of pieces that meditate on the six characteristics that Calvino prized and valued above all others: lightness, quickness, visibility, exactitude, multiplicity, and (the unfinished) consistency. Ornaments - those rapid musical flourishes that are not really ‘necessary’ but serve to decorate a melody, harmony, or line – take center stage in this piece. Like the singing of birds, these musical crystals are ornate, yet clear, clean, and light.


score in C

f orward ornament YOTAM HABER q=96

Piccolo

hollow, clear, clean                                             3 3 mf crescendo through repeats to f

p crescendo through repeats to mf

Flute

3

mf crescendo through repeats to f

p crescendo through repeats to mf

 

Oboe 1.2.

Percussion

6X

                                        5X

4X

Bassoon 1.2.

p crescendo through repeats to mf

  

 

 

3

 

 

p crescendo through repeats to mf

          

     pp

 l.v. sempre

  

toy piano

         3          Percussion               3   div.  Violin I  

sul pont. senza vib pp

  

Violin II

Viola

Violoncello

Double Bass

mf crescendo through repeats to f

p crescendo through repeats to mf

 

 

       

sul pont. div. senza vib. pp

 

 

   



 

        mf

       mf

             

p crescendo through repeats to mf

tam-tam   

q=112

 

1.

   mf

     



 

  

   sul pont.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 



  

 

 



© 2009 HABERMUSIC

mf


2

 Picc.   6

Fl.

Ob.

Hn.

C Tpt.

T.-t.

Perc.

Vln. I

     

mf

        mf

3

 

 

3

3

mf

3

            mf

      

3

               

3

3

3

 

f

                              5

  

p



   

Vla.



     

5

Vc.

5

 

5

 

Vln. II

Db.

mf

 

  

Bb Cl.

Bsn.

 

     

 

 

 



Vln. II



         5

         5


         Picc.    

 A         

  

          

           

  

4X

9

f

Fl.

f

       

5

Ob.

f

 

Bb Cl.

Bsn.

Hn.

5

            f

5

5

          

               

3

 Perc.   

   Vln. Ia  

 chimes

cresc. through repeats to f Enter on 3x

       

f

f

            f

 

Vc.

Db.

 

  

f

     

 

     

      ff   

 

  

ff

   

      

7

      

ff

  ff

  ff

ff lowest note a2 staggered breathing possible

  To Whip      

 

                      

   

div.

      

 

 

         ff              

  

 

ff

sfz

      

f norm. div.

       

         

  

ff norm.

     ff 

       

ff

7



ff div.

cresc. through repeats to f

Vla.

   

   anvil  

        

Vln. IIb

   

straight mutes

  

Vln. IIa



 

    ff

 





   T.-t.   

Vln. Ib

    

f

 C Tpt.   

 

only tie on 4x

   



                 

3

     

ff


4 13      Picc. 

     

Fl.

 

Ob.

  

pp

Anv.

Chim.

   

3

   

3

pp

  

 

pp

3

   3

        

 

3



    

pp

l.v.

  Vln. Ia  

Vln. Ib

 

3

         

3





3

 

pp

3

3

3



 

3

   

 

3

 

(pp)

pp

pp 3

pp

3

  

 

 

3



3 



 

 

Vln. IIb

Vla.

Vln. IIa

 

Vc.

Db.

p

3

 

ff

3

 

ff



 3         

   

  

3

3

pp

pp C Tpt.

3

subito pp

Hn.

 3  3                        

Bb Cl.

Bsn.

   

sul tasto sweep bow

 

   

pp

pp


 Picc.  



 

3

     

        

 





18

Fl.

Ob.

Bb Cl.

Cl. 2

Bsn.

Hn.

C Tpt.

Anv.

Chim.

Vln. Ia

3

   

3



3

3



3



 

 

  



 



Vln. IIb

Vla.

Vc.

sul tasto

 sul tasto

pp

   pp

   



pp



5

5



pp

5

5

5

     

pp

5

5

 

5

5

 

5

5

 

5

       

                                   

5

 

 



Vln. IIa

Db.



3

  

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