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Augusta Read Thomas

ASTRAL CANTICLE for solo flute, solo violin and orchestra Full score

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Augusta Read Thomas

ASTRAL CANTICLE for solo flute, solo violin and orchestra commissioned by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Daniel Barenboim, Music Director

G. Schirmer, Inc. New York, NY


Instrumentation Piccolo 2 Flutes 3 Oboes 3 Clarinets in B= 2 Bassoons (2nd doubles Contrabassoon) 4 Horns in F 3 Trumpets in C 2 Trombones Bass Trombone Tuba Percussion (3 players) I. Glockenspiel, Vibraphone (motor off, 2 bows needed), Very Large Triangle, Medium Suspended Cymbal, Very Large Tamtam, 2 Bongos, 2 Low Conga Drums II. Xylophone, Crotales (2 octaves, 2 bows needed), Tubular Chimes, Large Triangle, Large Suspended Cymbal, Medium Tamtam, Very Large Bass Drum III. Glockenspiel, Vibraphone (motor off, 2 bows needed), 5-octave Marimba, Small Triangle, Sizzle Cymbal, Chinese Cymbal, Large Tamtam

Harp Solo Flute Solo Violin Strings (approx. 14,12,10,10,8)

duration ca. 20 minutes Transposed Score Grace notes come before the beat


with admiration and gratitude to Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

ASTRAL CANTICLE Smooth; like plainchant

= 60

Augusta Read Thomas (2005)

Piccolo

1 Flute 2

1

Oboe

2

3 sim. 1

a hidden echo Clarinet in B

2

3

1 Bassoon (Contrabsn.)

2

1

2 Horn in F 3

4

1

Trumpet in C 2

3

1 Trombone 2

Bass Trombone

Tuba

1

Percussion

2

3

Harp

D C B/E FG A

For measures 1-23 use no vibrato (or only slight vibrato to add character) Solo Flute For measures 1-23 use no vibrato (or only slight vibrato to add character)

chant-like; rubato sempre

espr.

Solo Violin chant-like; rubato sempre

Smooth; like plainchant

= 60

I Violin II

Viola sul A solo 6 Violoncello a hidden echo Contrabass

Corrected 9/2006

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2 9 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2 con sord. 1 a hidden echo 2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

3

Solo Fl. 3

3

espr. 3

Solo Vn.

Vn. I

Vn. II sul A solo 6ÂŞ Va. sul A a hidden echo

solo 3

Vc. a hidden echo Cb.


3 rit.

16 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3 sim. 1

Cl. in B

2 a hidden echo 3

1 Bn.

a hidden echo 2 via sord. 1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

rubato Solo Fl. 5

3

sub. Solo Vn. 3

sub espr.

3

sul A solo 6 con sord.

Vn. I a hidden echo sul G solo 6 Vn. II sul D solo 4ÂŞ Va. a hidden echo Vc.

Cb.

a hidden echo

via sord.

rit.


4 24

Majestic fanfares

= 92–96

Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 echo trumpet Ob.

2

3

1 echo Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 solo 1 5

5

st. metal mute solo Tpt. in C

3

5

5

5

3

3

2 3

3

5

5

sub.

3 echo 1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Vibraphone - bowed

mallet

1 Ped. Perc.

2 Marimba 3 blend with pizz.

Hrp.

E

E

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

Majestic fanfares

= 92–96

tutti, pizz. (senza sord.)

arco 0

Vn. I

tutti, pizz.

trem. punta d’arco

arco

0

Vn. II 3

tutte, pizz.

trem. punta d’arco

arco

Va. 3

tutti, pizz. Vc.

Cb.

in background


5 30

fltg.

Picc. flutter

norm.

flutter

norm.

fltg.

1 3

Fl. 2

3

3

3

3

1 3

Ob.

2

3 fltg. 1

Cl. in B

2 3

3 3

1 Bn. 2 senza sord.

fltg.

1

2 Hn. in F

fltg. 3

4 fltg. solo 1 3

Tpt. in C

5

5 3

3

fltg.

2 sub.

fltg.

solo

3 sub. Tbn.

3

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1 (Ped.) Perc.

Sus. Cymbal

l.v.

2

blend with fluttering brass 3

gliss. Hrp.

(D C B/E FG A )

D G

C E F G

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

0

a 3

sempre

div.

Vn. I

0

b 3

sempre 0

a in background sempre

div.

Vn. II

0

b in background sempre a Va.

3

div. b (pizz.)

Vc.

pizz. Cb.


6 35 Picc.

1 Fl. 2 poss. 1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 solo 1 3

Tpt. in C

5

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

Solo Fl.

(vib. norm.)

sul E full downbow

sul E & A

legato

Solo Vn. 5

dazzling, fanfare-like

3

3

5

3

5

sub.

*

solo 1

a 6

Vn. I

6

5

(div.)

sub.

b 6

6

6

6

5

unis. Vn. II

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

*Tremoli should be faster than the sextuplets.

3


7 40 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

Solo Fl. 3

5

5

5

legato

7

legato

Solo Vn. 5

Vn. I

Vn. II

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

5

3

5

sempre

5

3

3

5

3


8 44 Picc. 3

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1 3

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Vibraphone)

l.v.

1 3

3

Ped. Perc.

2 Small Triangle

l.v. molto

3

Hrp.

C G

Solo Fl.

5

poss.

5

sub.

3

poss.

sempre

Solo Vn. 3

sub.

sempre

7

tutti, unis. pizz.

0

0

l.v. molto

0

l.v. molto

Vn. I 3

sul A pizz. Vn. II 3

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

5:3

sub.


9 49 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

D E F

rubato

Solo Fl.

3

sub.

3 3

sub.

7

3

3

5 5

sempre

sul A Solo Vn.

3

5 5

sub. 3 soli, div. a3 arco

tutti, div. a2

pizz.

3 soli, div. a3 arco

tutti, unis.

pizz.

unis.

pizz.

Vn. I

Vn. II

Va. (pizz.) Vc.

Cb.


10 55 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

Solo Fl.

*moderate speed tremolo 0

0

*faster tremolo

*fastest possible tremolo

0

0

Solo Vn. 5

3

sempre

Vn. I

Vn. II

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

*Tremoli should grow faster throughout the phrase

3

3

3

5

3

3


11 59

fltg.

ord.

Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 echo trumpet Ob.

2

3

1 echo Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 solo 1 5

5

(st. metal mute) Tpt. in C

3

5

3

solo

2 3

3

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Vibraphone)

bowed

1 Ped. Perc.

2 Marimba 3 blend with pizz.

Hrp.

(D C B/E FG A )

E

fltg.

ord.

Solo Fl.

0

Solo Vn. 3

3

5

unis.

(pizz.) 0

Vn. I (pizz.) 0

Vn. II

div.

(pizz.)

unis.

Va.

div. Vc.

Cb.

(pizz.)

unis.


12 64 Picc.

flutter

norm.

flutter

norm.

1 3

Fl. 2

3

1 3

Ob.

2 3

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3 3

Bn.

1 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 solo 1 5

Tpt. in C

5

3

3

5

5

3

3

2 5

5

solo

st. mute 3

3

echo Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. mallet

(Vib.) 1 (Ped.) Perc.

2 (Marimba) 3

gliss. Hrp.

E

(D C B/E FG A )

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn. arco a div. arco

Vn. I b

trem. punta d’arco

arco a 3

div.

Vn. II

in background trem. punta d’arco

arco b 3

trem. punta d’arco

arco a 3

div.

Va.

in background trem. punta d’arco

arco b 3

in background (pizz.)

Vc.

Cb.

in background

D G


13 69

fltg.

fltg.

norm.

Picc.

fltg.

fltg.

norm.

1 5

3

3

Fl. 2 3

3

poss. 1 3

Ob.

2 3

3 3

fltg. 1

Cl. in B

2 3

3 1. Bn.

1 2 fltg. 1

2 Hn. in F

fltg. 3

4 fltg.

solo

1 3

fltg. Tpt. in C

5

via sord.

3

3

senza sord.

3

3

solo

2 3

fltg.

via sord.

senza sord.

5

solo

3 3

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1 (Ped.) (Sus. Cym.) Perc.

l.v.

2

blend with fluttering brass 3

Hrp.

D C B E G A

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

*

0

a 6

3

6

5

5

6

6

6

6

sempre

Vn. I

*

0

b 6

3

6

5

5

3

3

sempre

*

0

a 6

6

5

5

6

6

6

6

sempre

Vn. II

*

0

b 6

6

5

5

3

3

sempre a 3

Va.

sempre 3

3

3

3

sempre 3

3

3

3

b (pizz.) Vc.

(pizz.) Cb.

*Tremoli should be faster than the sextuplets.


14 fltg.

74 Picc.

fltg.

norm.

1 Fl.

3

3

2

1 3

3

Ob.

2

3

1 5

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 solo 1 3

5

like a trill (solo) Tpt. in C

2 5

3

solo 3

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. (Vibraphone)

l.v.

1 5

Tubular Chimes Perc.

Ped.

l.v.

2 3

Ped.

Vibraphone

l.v.

3 3

Ped.

Hrp.

ly

gliss. slow

(D CB /EFGA )

D B

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

a 5

Vn. I

5

5

b 3

3

a 5

Vn. II

5

5

b 3

3

a 3

Va.

3

b 5

3

arco Vc.

Cb.

3


15 78 Picc. fltg.

sempre

1 Fl. 2 3

sempre sub.

3

solo

1 sempre Ob.

2 3

3 3

1 3

Cl. in B

2 3

3 1. Bn.

1 2

1

Hn. in F

2

3

4

1

3

sempre solo Tpt. in C

2 3

sempre

3

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1 Ped. Perc.

2 Ped. 3

Hrp.

D

fltg.

ord. solo

Solo Fl.

3

6

Solo Vn.

pizz. a 3

Vn. I

sub. pizz.

3

b 3

pizz. a 3

Vn. II

pizz. b

pizz. a Va.

pizz. b 3

pizz. Vc. 3

div. (pizz.) Cb.


16 = 69 accel.

rit.

83 Picc. 3

1 Fl. 2

1

3

echo Ob.

2

3

3 3

solo 3

1 3

Cl. in B

2 3 3

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2 espr. 3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1 Crotales solo Perc.

l.v. molto

2 Marimba 3

Hrp.

D B F G A

B

D G

rubato solo 3

3

Solo Fl.

3

3

3

6

3

3

3

sub.

3

Solo Vn. 3

3

sub.

(div.)

rit.

3

sub. solo 1ยบ arco

= 69 accel.

Vn. I

(div.)

unis.

(div.)

unis.

Vn. II

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

tutti, unis.

pizz. (non div.)

7


17 88

= 92–96

Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 echo Ob.

2

3 solo 1 brassy Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 solo 1 3

Tpt. in C

3

5

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3 blend with pizz.

8va

gliss.

l.v.

Hrp.

l.v.

gliss.

G

E F

(D CB/E FG A)

(D CB/EF GA) fltg. Solo Fl.

3

dramatic

sub.

5

6

3

sempre

Solo Vn.

= 92–96 arco Vn. I

3 3

3

sub. arco Vn. II

3

sub.

sul D

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

arco

Va.

arco Vc. 3

Cb.

3


18 92 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1 echo Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 rubato 1 solo

5

Tpt. in C

2 3

poss.

cantabile

3

espr.

3

1 Tbn.

solo

3

3

2 solo Bs.Tbn. solo Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

E F

espr.

solo

Solo Fl.

6

poss.

gradually slow tremolo

Solo Vn. espr.

pizz.

arco

Vn. I 3

arco

pizz.

espr.

Vn. II 6

3

3

Va. 6

div. Vc.

(div., pizz.) Cb.

espr.


19 99 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn.

3

2

3

re-attack C on beat four, if necessary for breath

Bs.Tbn. 3

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

Vn. I sul A Vn. II

Va.

(div.) Vc.

Cb.


20 106 Picc. 3

1

3

3

Fl. 2

3

1

Ob.

3

2

3

3 3

1

Cl. in B

3

2

3

3 3

1

3

Bn. 2

1 3

3

sub.

2 Hn. in F

3

3

3

3

sub.

3 sub.

4 3

3

sub.

solo

solo 1

Tpt. in C

3

3

5

3

3

solo

sub.

5

2 3

3

3

solo

sub.

3 3

3

sub.

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Vibraphone) 1

Tubular Chimes Perc.

Ped.

Bass Drum

solo

2 (Marimba) Ped. 3

Hrp.

E

E

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn. full, fast upbow div.

0

Vn. I 3

3

3 3

div.

full, fast upbow

Vn. II

full, fast upbow Va. unis., pizz.

l.v. molto

unis. (pizz.)

l.v. molto

arco

Vc.

Cb.

arco


21 111 Picc.

3

1

3

Fl.

echo pizz. 2

3

1

Ob.

3

2 3

3 3

1

3

echo pizz. Cl. in B

2

3

3 3

1 5

Bn.

5

2

1 3 5

2 3

Hn. in F 3

3 5

4 3

1

Tpt. in C

3

2 3 5 5

3 3

1 5

Tbn. 2

5 5

Bs.Tbn.

5

Tba.

1 Ped. Chimes Perc.

Ped.

2 Ped.

Ped.

3 l.v. molto Hrp.

E

solo Solo Fl. 3

sempre

3

solo Solo Vn. 5

3

3

sempre unis., pizz. Vn. I

0

3

unis., pizz.

0

Vn. II 3

solo 1ÂŞ

Va. 3

Vc. 3

Cb. 3

tutti, pizz.


22 117 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1 (Chimes) Perc.

2 Ped. 3

Hrp.

interior Solo Fl. 3

3

espr. sostenuto

Solo Vn. 3

sempre

Vn. I

div. Vn. II

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

3

3


23 122 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1 Large Triangle l.v. molto Perc.

2 Small Triangle l.v. molto 3

Hrp.

Solo Fl. 3

3

sempre

5

4:3

sostenuto

rubato

Solo Vn. 3

Vn. I

Vn. II

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

3

3

sempre

4:3

7

5

5


24 = 138*

126 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3 solo 1 sempre Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba. Glock.

l.v.

1 sub. Sus. Cym. Perc.

3

Chimes

l.v.

2 3

Ped.

Ped.

Vib. 3 Ped.

3

sub. Ped.

Hrp.

Solo Fl. 3

3

3

with urgency sub.

sul E Solo Vn.

3 3

with urgency

= 138*

(div.) arco

unis., pizz.

Vn. I (div.) arco

unis., pizz.

Vn. II arco

pizz. 0

Va.

pizz. Vc. pizz. Cb.

*Note: Measures 130-140 foreshadow measure 259, and must have a sense of punch and passion.

div.

3


25 132 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1 3

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2 Ped.

Ped.

Ped.

3 3

Ped.

Hrp.

G A

Solo Fl. 3

3

3

Solo Vn. 3

3

0

Vn. I

0

Vn. II

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

3 5


26 = 92-96

rit.

138 Picc.

5

1

5

Fl. 2

5

1 3

Ob.

5

2

3

1 5

3

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn.

3

2 5

1 3

2 Hn. in F

poss.

3

5

3

4 solo 1

Tpt. in C

5 3

solo st. mute

via sord.

senza sord.

3 3

2 5

3

st. mute

fltg.

3 5 3

solo 1

5

solo

Tbn.

3

2

5 3

3

poss.

5

Bs.Tbn.

5

Tba. 3

1 (Chimes) Perc.

Xylophone

2

5

(Ped.) 3 glis

s.

Hrp.

l.v.

(D CB/E F GA )

Solo Fl.

D C B E A

3 3

3

Solo Vn. 3

= 92-96

rit.

arco

Vn. I 3

arco Vn. II 3

arco Va.

3

unis., arco Vc. 3

3

div., arco Cb.


27 144 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 3 3

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

Hn. in F

2

3

4

1 3 3 3

Tpt. in C

2

via sord.

senza sord.

3

3

solo 1 5

3

5

3

Tbn. 2 3

solo Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Vibraphone

secco

1 3

Perc.

3

2 Marimba

3

3

Hrp.

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

Vn. I 3

3 3

Vn. II

Va. 3

Vc. 3

Cb.

3

3


28 148 Picc.

3

3 3

3

1 3

Fl.

3

sub. 2

3

3

1 3

Ob.

3

3

3

3

3

2

3

1 3

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1 3

3

2 Hn. in F

3

3 3

3

4

solo 1

Tpt. in C

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3 3

3

3

1

3

3

3

Tbn. 2

3

3

Bs.Tbn. sub.

solo

Tba.

(Vib.)

secco

1 3

Perc.

3 3

(Xyl.)

3

2 (Mar.) 3 3

Hrp.

3

espr.

C

l.v. molto

Solo Fl. 5

broad and lyric

Solo Vn. broad and lyric

Vn. I 3

Vn. II 3

Va.

3

Vc. unis. no octave substitution Cb.

(non trem.)

D F


29 154 Picc.

5 3

1

5 3

fltg.

Fl. 2

5

1 3

Ob.

2

3

1

5 3

Cl. in B

2 5

3 5

1 5

Bn. 2

5

solo 1 5

Hn. in F

2 solo 3 5

4 solo

solo 1 3

5

3

solo Tpt. in C

2 5

3

solo

3

3

5

3

solo 1 3

5

Tbn.

solo 2

3

solo Bs.Tbn. solo Tba.

3

secco

l.v.

1 Ped. 3

Perc.

2

3 3

solo Hrp.

A

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

div. Vn. I 3

2 soli, div.

tutti, unis.

Vn. II 3

Va. 3

pizz.

arco

Vc. 3

Cb.

unis.


30 160

Bell-like

rit.

fltg.

= 60-66

Picc. fltg. 1 Fl. 2

1 bell-like Ob.

2 bell-like 3

bell-like 1

Cl. in B

2

3 1. Bn.

1 2 bell-like 1 poss. 2

Hn. in F

3

3

3

3

3

4 st.mute 1 3

Tpt. in C

3

poss.

st.mute

2 3 3

3

3

st.mute

3 sub. 2. Tbn.

1 2

3 3 3

3

3 3

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

(Vib.)

secco

Glock.

Vib.

1 3

(Xyl.) Perc.

3

Ped.

3

3

3

3

Crotales

solo l.v. molto

Ped.

Ped. Chimes

Large Sus. Cym.

Cym. l.v. molto

2 bold (Mar.)

Small Triangle

Ped.

3

Hrp.

D G

Solo Fl. bell-like

sub. sim.

bell-like

sub. sim.

Solo Vn.

rit.

Bell-like

= 60-66

sul A & E

sul A

a 3

Vn. I

div.

8va

3

sul G

b 3 8va

3

pizz. sul A

sul A & E a div.

Vn. II

3 8va

3

pizz. sul A

sul G b 3

3

div., pizz.

unis. sul A

(pizz.)

Va. 3

3

pizz. Vc.

3

div., (pizz.)

3

div. Cb.

* *Note to conductor: Starting at â‘  there are bell strokes.

1

2

3

4

etc.


31 166 Picc. sub. fltg.

norm.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1 bell-like Cl. in B

2 bell-like 3 bell-like

solo

1 Bn.

espr. 2

echo pizz. 1 poss.

bell-like Hn. in F

2

3 bell-like

poss.

4

1 sub. Tpt. in C

poss.

2 sub. 3 sub. 1

Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

Very Large Tamtam

Vib.

Very Large Triangle

Vib.

1 (Ped.) Crot. Perc.

Chimes

l.v.molto

Ped.

Large Sus. Cym.

Medium Tamtam

Ped.

Xyl.

2 intense

Ped. Marimba

Chinese Cym.

3

Hrp.

D G

B E G

chant-like, rubato Solo Fl. imperceptible entry

sub. sim.

Solo Vn. sub. sim.

unis., arco con sord.

pizz. (div.)

imperceptible entry

Vn. I espr. unis.

arco con sord.

0

Vn. II espr.

div., arco con sord.

unis.

Va. arco (div.) con sord.

espr.

sotto voce

Vc. espr. Cb.

unis., pizz.


32 173 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1 sotto voce Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn.

3

espr. 2

1 espr. 2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Vib.) 1 (Ped.) Large Triangle Perc.

Ped.

Large Sus. Cym.

Xylo.

Ped.

2 Sizzle Cymbal

Large Tamtam

Small Triangle

3 Chinese Cym.

Hrp.

D G

espr.

B E

chant-like, rubato Solo Fl. as if suspended in time

3

espr.

rubato Solo Vn. 3

as if suspended in time

sub.

espr.

3 soli, div. a 3

sub.

tutti, unis.

Vn. I espr. solo 1ยบ

echo tutti

Vn. II

non vib.

3 sole, div. a 3

tutte, unis.

Va. 1ยบ 2 soli, div.

tutti, unis.

Vc. 2ยบ echo Cb.

echo

5


33 180

5

Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1 bell-like

poss.

bell-like

poss.

2 Hn. in F 3 bell-like 4 bell-like via sord. 1 poss. Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Large Triangle

Vib.

1 3

Chimes Perc.

Ped.

3

in background Ped.

Crotales

2

Marimba

Ped.

Small Trg.

Large Tamtam

3 3

gliss. Hrp.

Chin. Cym. solo

l.v. Hit low strings with palm of hand; Tamtam-like

B

D B G

(D CB /EFGA)

Solo Fl. 3

Solo Vn.

3 3

5 soli, div. a 5 Vn. I echo. Vn. II div., pizz. Va. espr. div., pizz. Vc. espr. Cb.

3

7


34 187

fltg.

norm.

fltg.

norm.

fltg.

norm.

Smooth; like plainchant

Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3 solo 1 a hidden echo Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba. (Vib.) 1 Ped. (Crot.) 3

Perc.

2

Large Tamtam

Small Triangle 3 7

gli

ss.

l.v.

Hrp.

D B G

slow and dreamy

(DCB /EFG A)

chant-like; rubato sempre

rubato

Solo Fl. 3

5

sub.

3

chant-like; rubato sempre 3

Solo Vn. sub.

sempre

Smooth; like plainchant

tutti, div.

Vn. I div. solo 4ยบ

0

Vn. II a hidden echo Va. solo 1ยบ arco, sul D Vc.

Cb.


35 195 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1 sim. Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn.

a hidden echo 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Very Large Tamtam 1

Perc.

2 (Large Tamtam) 3

Hrp.

Solo Fl. 3

3 3

Solo Vn.

Vn. I

Vn. II

solo 5ยบ

arco sul D

tutte, unis. senza. sord.

via sord.

pizz.

Va. a hidden echo

non vib. solo 5ยบ (arco)

Vc. a hidden echo

gli altri, pizz. div. (pizz.)

Cb.


36 203 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2 Sizzle Cym.

l.v.

3

gliss

.

Hrp.

(D CB/EFGA)

D A

elegant

Solo Fl. 3

sub. cantabile 0

Solo Vn. sub. 5 smooth

3

3

6

3

sub.

sempre, with slight dynamic fluctuations; cantabile solo 1ยบ

Vn. I espr. Vn. II

Va. (solo 5ยบ) Vc.

Cb.


37 208 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

solo 1 blend with violas 2 Hn. in F 3

4 senza sord. 1 blend with violas Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

F

Solo Fl. sempre, with slight dynamic fluctuations

5

3 3

5

Solo Vn. 3

5

3

3

3

Vn. I solo 1º

Vn. II echo arco trem. punta d’arco*

very slow tremolo; almost like eighth notes

Va. sempre, in background Vc.

Cb.

*Each player should tremolo at their own speed.

very gradually speed up tremolo


38 accel.

215

keep tension while others decrescendo

solo

Picc. 3

sempre 1 Fl. 2

1 blend with violas Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

Hn. in F

2

3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Vib.

l.v. molto

1 5

Ped.

(Crot.) Perc.

3

3

l.v. molto

2

Small Trg.

Small Trg. l.v.

Sizzle Cym.

Marimba

3 Chin. Cym. ss.

gli

Hrp.

l.v.

(D CB/EF GA )

D B E

keep tension building even though you are decrescendoing

Solo Fl.

5

sub.

Solo Vn.

keep tension building even though you are decrescendoing

3

elegant

3

3

6

3

accel. pizz.

via sord.

pizz.

via sord.

pizz.

via sord.

a Vn. I

tutti, div. b tutti, div.

Vn. II moderate speed tremolo Va. tutti, unis.

pizz.

div.

4 soli, non div. - 7ยบ, 8ยบ, 9ยบ, 10ยบ arco, vib. norm. (or: 4 players at back of section)

Vc.

(div., pizz.) Cb.

gradually speed up trem., but do not get louder


39 221

= 138

(accel.)

Picc.

1 3

Fl.

cantabile 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

espr. Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn.

echo pizz. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

Perc.

2

3 gli

ss.

Hrp.

(DCB /E F GA )

D C E F G A

Solo Fl. 3

energetic pizz. Solo Vn. 3

energetic unis., arco* senza sord.

= 138

(accel.) Vn. I

3

cantabile unis., arco* senza sord. Vn. II 3

(non trem.)

fastest tremolo

cantabile (non trem.) *

Va. 3

espr. sim.

via sord.

3

cantabile tutti, arco* senza sord.

Vc. espr. unis. Cb.

*Note: In measures 226-231, all strings use lots of bow.


40 228 Picc. 3

3

1 3

Fl.

3

3

2 3

3

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Glockenspiel 1 (Crot.) Perc.

2 Small Triangle 3

.

iss

gl

Hrp.

(D C B /EFG A)

Solo Fl. sempre arco Solo Vn. 3

sub.

Vn. I 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Vn. II 3

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

3

3

3

sempre


41 fltg.

235 Picc.

3

3

1

3

Fl. 2

3

1 3

Ob.

2 3

3 3 3

1 no trill Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn.

take Contrabassoon 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Vib. 1 Ped.

Xylo. Perc.

2

Mar.

gli

ss.

3

Hrp.

l.v.

(D C B /EFG A)

ss.

gli

B F

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

3

5 5

non div. Vn. I (non div.)

non div. Vn. II

Va.

div.

unis.

div.

unis.

pizz.

Vc.

arco Cb.

div., pizz.

unis.


42

=

= 138 (

= 92)

solo

241 Picc. 3

1 3

sempre

Fl.

5

3

2 3

3

5

1

3 3

sempre Ob.

2

3

3

3

solo 1

Cl. in B

3

5

3

3

2 3

3 3

Bn.

1

Cbn.

2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 st. mute 1 (st. mute) Tpt. in C

2 (st. mute) 3

1. Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. (Vib.) l.v. 1 (Ped.) (Xylo.) Perc.

3

2 (Mar.)

sempre

3 3

sempre

ss.

gli

l.v. molto

Hrp.

D B G

B

(DC B/EF GA)

Solo Fl. 5

3

3

5

3

5

Solo Vn.

=

= 138 (

= 92)

pizz. div.

arco

unis. unis.

div.

Vn. I 3

sempre

pizz. arco Vn. II

3

pizz.

sul A

sempre

arco

pizz.

Va. 3

div. Vc.

Cb.


43 solo

solo

246

solo

Picc. sub. sub.

1 3

sub. Fl.

sub.

3

2 sub.

sub.

1 sub.

3

sub.

3

sub. Ob.

2 sub. 3

3 sub. 1

Cl. in B

2 3

3

Bn.

1

Cbn.

2

Contrabassoon

optional tacet 1 3

2 Hn. in F

optional tacet 3

4

1 opt. tacet on C Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2 Bs.Tbn. Tba.

2 Bongos, 2 Congas

solo

1 3

3 3

Perc.

2 sempre 3 3

sempre

Hrp.

C B E

G

sempre

3

C

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn. div. full downbow

unis. pizz.

full downbow

full downbow

full downbow

full downbow

div., arco

Vn. I div. full downbow

unis. pizz.

full downbow

pizz.

div., arco

Vn. II arco

full downbow

full downbow div., arco

unis.

div.

Va.

arco (div.)

full unis. downbow pizz.

arco

pizz.

arco full downbow

Vc.

arco Cb.

div.


44 251 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1

Cbn.

2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Very Large Triangle 1 Crotales Perc.

2

Small Triangle 3

Hrp.

C G

fltg. Solo Fl. 5:3

sempre, with slight dynamic nuances

5:3

Solo Vn. 7:3

sempre, with slight dynamic nuances

Vn. I unis., pizz. sul A Vn. II unis., pizz. sul A Va.

Vc.

Cb.

6

5:3


45 256 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3 sempre; gritty, intense, Stravinsky-like 1

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1 3

sempre; gritty, intense, Stravinsky-like Cbn.

3

2

1

Hn. in F

2

3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2 3

sempre; gritty, intense, Stravinsky-like

3

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

2 Bongos, 2 Congas

solo

(solo)

1 5

l.v. molto Perc.

2 Vib. 3 sempre Ped.

Hrp.

sempre

Solo Fl. 3

6

5:3

5

8va

Solo Vn.

3

3

unis. Vn. I

sempre; gritty, intense, Stravinsky-like (pizz.)

div., arco

Vn. II sempre (pizz.) Va. 3

3

3

3

Vc. 3

sempre; gritty, intense, Stravinsky-like

3

unis. Cb. 3

sempre; gritty, intense, Stravinsky-like

3


46 261 Picc.

1 Fl. 2 3

3

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1 3

3

Cbn.

3

3

2

1

Hn. in F

2

3

4 via sord. 1

Tpt. in C

via sord.

senza sord.

via sord.

senza sord.

2

3

1 Tbn.

3

3

2 3

3

Bs.Tbn.

Tba. (Bongos/Congas) (solo)

(solo)

1 3

7:6

5

3

Chimes Perc.

2

Ped.

(Vib.)

Ped.

3 Ped.

(Ped.)

Ped.

Hrp.

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

3

3

Vn. I sempre unis. Vn. II sempre arco

3

Va. sempre; gritty, intense, Stravinsky-like

3

3

3

3

Vc. 3

pizz.

3

arco

Cb. 3

sempre

3

pizz.


47 267 Picc. 4:3

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3 3

Bn.

1 3

Cbn.

2

3

poss.

1

2 Hn. in F

3

3

4 senza sord. 1 Tpt. in C

2

3

1 3

Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1 3

Bass Drum Perc.

Sus. Cym.

2 secco 3 Ped.

Ped.

8va

. gliss

Hrp.

D C B E

(D C B/E F GA)

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn.

div.

unis.

div.

unis.

Vn. I

Vn. II

Va. 3

3

4:3 3

Vc. 3

arco Cb.

l.v.


48 272 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1

Cbn.

2

take Bassoon

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba. Glock. 3

3

1 Chimes Perc.

2

3

Hrp.

D B E

3

Solo Fl. 3

4:3

sempre, with slight dynamic nuances; repeated notes slightly quieter than moving notes.

Solo Vn.

3 3

4:3

3

sempre, with slight dynamic nuances; repeated notes slightly quieter than moving notes. pizz.

sul A

Vn. I

pizz. Vn. II

Va.

div. Vc.

Cb.

unis.

sul A


49 278 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

l.v. 1

Perc.

2 (Vib.) 3 4:3

secco

Hrp.

fltg.

4:3

Solo Fl.

4:3

4:3

4:3

Solo Vn.

3

3

3

4:3

3 3

arco

pizz. 0

Vn. I

arco Vn. II

Va.

Vc.

Cb.

pizz. 0

0

3


50 283 Picc.

3

3

1 3

Fl. 2 3

1

3 3 3

Ob.

2

3

3

3

1 3

Cl. in B

2 3

3 3

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba. (Glock.) 1 3 3

Xylo. Perc.

2

(Vib.)

sempre secco

3 sempre

3

Hrp.

E G

fltg.

Solo Fl. 6

5:3

8va

Solo Vn. 3

3

3

unis.

div., arco Vn. I

3

arco

sempre

div.

unis.

Vn. II sempre arco

pizz.

3

Va. 3

sempre

pizz. Vc. pizz. Cb.


51 rit.

287 Picc. 3

sempre

1 3

Fl. 2 3

3

1 3

Ob.

2 3

3

3

1

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2 optional tacet solo 1

2 3

optional tacet

Hn. in F

solo 3

4 3

1

Tpt. in C

2

3 solo 1 Tbn.

solo 2 solo

Bs.Tbn. solo Tba.

(Glock.)

l.v. molto

1 5:3

3

Perc.

2 sub. (secco)

l.v.

3 3

sub. l.v.

Ped.

s.

glis

Hrp.

(DC B /E F G A)

C

C G

3

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn. full downbow

div. div.

full downbow

unis.

rit.

unis.

sub.

unis.

Vn. I div. full downbow

full downbow unis.

div.

Vn. II full downbow

div.

3

full downbow

sub.

unis.

Va. arco

full downbow

Vc. arco Cb.


52 292

Majestic

(rit.)

= 92–96

*

Picc.

* 1 Fl.

* 2

* 1 3

* Ob.

2

* 3

* 1 Cl. in B

* 2

* 3

* 1 Bn.

Bassoon

*

3

2

* 1

*

3

2 Hn. in F

*

poss.

3

3

* 4 solo

*

1 3

Tpt. in C

solo

*

solo

*

3

2

st. mute (optional)

3 solo

solo

*

1 Tbn.

solo

solo

*

solo

3

2 3

3

poss.

solo

solo

*

solo

solo

*

Bs.Tbn.

Tba. 3

* 1

* Perc.

2 (Vib.) l.v. l.v.

*

3

Ped.

Ped.

* Hrp.

F

C B E G

* Solo Fl.

* Solo Vn.

(rit.)

Majestic

= 92–96

* Vn. I

div.

unis., arco

*

Vn. II

3

* Va.

div.

unis.

3

*

Vc. 3

pizz.

*

div., arco

Cb.

*Together, the two soloists can elect to compose and play a cadenza, in the style and language of this composition, between measures 293 and 294. The duration should be 60 to 90 seconds (no longer than 90 seconds!).

fltg.


53 296 Picc.

5

1

3

5

3

3

3

3

3

Fl. 2

5

1

Ob.

3

3

5

3

2 3

3

3

3

1 5

3

Cl. in B

2

3

1 Bn. 2 5

1

Hn. in F

2 5

3

4

1 5

3

3

3

3 3

Tpt. in C

2 3

5

3

(via sord.)

(senza sord.) 3

3 5

3

3

solo 1 5

Tbn.

5

3

5

3

3

3

3

2 3

5

solo

5

Bs.Tbn. 5

Tba.

Vibraphone

secco

1 3 3

Xylophone Perc.

3

3

2

5

Marimba 3

3 8va

gliss.

Hrp.

3

l.v. molto

(DC B/EFG A)

Solo Fl.

Solo Vn. (trill and trem.) a

3 3

Vn. I

3

3

div.

(trill and trem.)

b 3

3

3 3

(trill and trem.) a Vn. II

div.

3

3

3

(trill and trem.)

3

b 3

3

Va. 3 3 3

Vc. 3

Cb.


54 301 Picc.

1

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Fl.

3

3

3

3

3

fltg.

8va

8va

2 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3 3

1 3

Ob.

3

3

2

3 3

1 3

3

3

3

3

3

8va

Cl. in B

2 3

3

3 3

3

1 Bn. 2 solo 1 3

3

2 Hn. in F

3

solo 3 3

3

4 solo 1 3

3

3

3

3

3

solo Tpt. in C

solo

2 3

3

3

3

3

3

solo

3

3 3

3

1

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Tbn. 2 3

3

Bs.Tbn. solo Tba.

(Vib.)

secco

3

1 3

(Xylo.) Perc.

Ped.

3

3 3

3

3

2 3

3 3

(Mar.)

3

3 3

3

3

l.v. molto

gl

iss

.

Hrp.

l.v. molto Solo Fl.

Solo Vn. (non div.) unis. Vn. I 3

3

unis.

(non div.)

Vn. II 3

3

3

3

Va.

Vc. 3

3

unis. no octave substitution Cb.

(non trem.)

3


55 Resonant

306

= 60

Picc. 5

3

1 5

Fl. 2 5

sub.

1

Ob.

2

3

1 5

Cl. in B

2. 2 3 5

Bn.

1 2 5

fltg. 1

5

2 Hn. in F

3

3

3

3

fltg. 3 5

4

1 5

Tpt. in C

3

3

poss.

poss.

2 5

3

3 3

5

sub.

3

3 sub. solo

sub.

1 3

5

3

solo

Tbn. 2

3

solo

3

3 3

3

3

3

3

Bs.Tbn. solo Tba.

(Vib.) secco

Very Large Triangle l.v.

1 (Ped.)

3

(Xylo.) Perc.

l.v. molto

3

optional tacet

3 Chimes

3

Crotales rubato

Ped.

(never dampen)

2 3

optional tacet 3

(Mar.)

3

Glock.

Ped.

Small Triangle

3

l.v.

3

3 8va

gliss.

Hrp.

C B G A

F

(DCB /EF GA )

gliss.

l.v.

graceful

G A

(DCB /EF G A)

Solo Fl. sempre; bold (You will be covered dynamically by orchestra for some of these next seven measures. This is okay.)

Solo Vn. sempre; bold (You will be covered dynamically by orchestra for some of these next seven measures. This is okay.) 5 soli, div. a5

Resonant

= 60

tutti, div. a2

Vn. I 3

3

sempre!

8va

div. Vn. II 3

3

sul A Va. 3

3 3

Vc. div. Cb.

3

div.


56 312 Picc. non fltg. fltg. 1

Fl.

poss.

non fltg.

fltg. 2

poss. 1

Ob.

2

3

1

Cl. in B

2 fltg. 3

Bn.

1 2 fltg. 1 fltg.

poss.

fltg.

poss.

fltg.

poss.

2 Hn. in F 3

4 fltg. 1

fltg. Tpt. in C

2 fltg. 3

1 Tbn. 2 Bs.Tbn. Tba.

Vib.

l.v.

1 7

Ped.

Ped. Xylo.

Perc.

Crot.

Ped. sim. 3

l.v. molto

Sus. Cym. l.v.

Ped.

2

Chinese Cym.

Glock.

rubato

7

3

l.v.

3 in background gliss.

8va

gliss.

l.v.

Hrp.

G

elegant

B

sub.

sim.

Solo Fl. 3

sub.

5

sub.

5

Solo Vn. 3

unis. Vn. I

unis. Vn. II 3

sul D

sul A

Va.

solo 1ยบ

unis. Vc. 3

Cb.

sub.

tutti


Thomas ASTRAL CANTICLE  

Soloist(s) and Orchestra; score; G. Schirmer; musicsalesclassical.com; 33805

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