SYNTAGM III for ensemble
Unter der Nr. 11144 in die Edition Peters aufgenommen. EIGENTUM DES VERLEGERS · ALLE RECHTE VORBEHALTEN ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
HENRY LITOLFF’S VERLAG / C. F. PETERS Ein Unternehmen der EDITION PETERS GROUP FRANKFURT/M. · LEIPZIG · LONDON · NEW YORK
Commissioned by Fondation Maeght syntagm III premiered at Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, 20 July 1970 Ensemble: Domaine Musical Conductor: Lukas Foss
Program Note Score (transposed) Instrumentation
SYNTAGM III is an extension of my early graphic,
improvisational scores such as SYNERGY I and DECEMBER 1952 [both from FOLIO (1954)] in combination
with aspects of open form (TWENTY-FIVE PAGES (1953))
and more recent scores such as SYNERGY II in which I have combined all of these “experimental” scoring
Piano / Celeste
and performance techniques. SYNTAGM III is a further
attempt to create relevant and responsible aspects of my
function as a composer and an optimistic attitude toward
performance spontaneity . . . a kind of “programmed environment” of composer-performance collaboration.
This is very close to the definition of “synergy” as
I worked with the concept in 1952. Recent developments are encouraging, finally.
Duration: approximately 12 minutes
Accidentals apply only to the notes they directly preceed.
SYNTAGM III (1970)
Litolff/Peters Nr. 11144
Earle Brown (1926–2002)
© 2007 by Henry Litolff ’s Verlag