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Augusta Read Thomas

HELIOS CHOROS I

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Augusta Read Thomas

HELIOS CHOROS I

commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

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Instrumentation Piccolo 2 Flutes 2 Oboes English Horn 3 Clarinets in B=(3rd doubling Bass Clarinet) 2 Bassoons 4 Horns in F 4 Trumpets in C (1 and 2 might chose to double Piccolo Trumpet in B=) 2 Trombones Bass Trombone Tuba Percussion (4 players) 1. Marimba (5 octave), Glockenspiel, 4 Graduated W oodblocks, 2 Bongos 2. Vibraphone (motor off), Crotales (2 complete octaves), 2 Conga Drums 3. Tubular Chimes, 3 Suspended Cymbals, Snare Drum, Large Bass Drum, Claves 4. Xylophone, Crotales (2 complete octaves), Sizzle Cymbal, 3 Triangles, 4 Tom-toms

Piano (doubles Celesta) 2 Harp Strings (16-14-12-10-8 players preferred)

duration ca. 12 minutes

Transposed Score Grace notes come before the beat, rolled chords start on the beat. All tremolos should always be faster than the sixteenth notes. Piano/Celesta should be located at the back of the orchestra with the percussion. As this work is quite loud and brassy, it is advised that the maximum number of string players be used. Two extra percussion players may be used as assistants as needed. Unless otherwise specified, percussionists should use the most common beater or mallet.


Program Note “Helios,” in Greek Mythology, is the sun god, son of Hyperion, depicted as driving his chariot across the sky from east to west daily. “Choros” in ancient Greek drama means a band of dancers whose singing, dancing, and narration provide explanation and elaboration of the main action. Helios Choros I could be described loosely as an 12-minute crescendo. The first 4-minutes present delicate, sparkling and glistening sounds, introduced by 2 harps, celesta, piano, a variety of bells, string harmonics and string pizzicatti. The music evokes a subtle, playful and ethereal reflection of the vast, subtle array of twinkling, shimmering points, and a gradual rise in rhythmic, dancing energy. The remainder of the work is high-energy passion, in which blocks of sound-worlds are juxtaposed in an earlyStravinsky-like manner. For instance you will hear a block of chord progressions, and then a block of low register jig-like gambols, and then a block of tunes intertwined. These, and various other sections, crosscut quickly and very gradually coalesce. Music's eternal quality is its capacity for change, transformation and renewal. It was my aim in this work to write continuous fast, animated music. (Lots of notes!) Like all of my music, this work is based on a very integrated set of musical materials. This work celebrates the virtuosity of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Helios Choros I is part of a 40- minute triptych. The works can be played all together or separately, or any two can be played together. Helios Choros I was composed in 2006 and is dedicated with admiration and gratitude to Sir Andrew Davis, Victor Marshall, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. – Augusta Read Thomas


with admiration and gratitude to Sir Andrew Davis, Victor Marshall, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

HELIOS CHOROS Colorful and playful Rubato* ***

= 66–72

"Sun God Dancers"

Augusta Read Thomas (2006)

Piccolo

1 Flute 2

1 Oboe 2

English Horn

1 echo-like Clarinet in B

2

(Bass Clarinet) 3

Bassoon

Horn in F

1 2 1 2

***

3 4 1 2 Trumpet in C 3 4 1 Trombone 2

Bass Trombone

Tuba

***

Glockenspiel solo

3

5

1 sempre Vibraphone (motor off)

5

Crotale

Vib.

2 Ped.

Percussion

Ped.

Tubular Chimes 3 Large, Medium and Small Triangles

Ped.

Ped.

4

*** Celesta solo Celesta (Piano)**

❉ Ped.

*** Harp 1

solo

l.v. and resonant sempre

D C B/EFGA

*** Harp 2

l.v. and resonant sempre

DCB/EF G A

Colorful and playful Rubato* Solo 1

= 66–72

***

I Violin

echo-like

Solo 1

II pizz., molto vib.

echo-like

(pizz.)

molto vib.

Viola

Solo 1 Violoncello echo-like Contrabass

*Tempo can fluctuate at the discretion of the conductor, and depending on the acoustic of the concert hall. **Piano/Celesta must be playing from the back of the orchestra, located near the percussion. ***Note to all: Grace notes come before the beat. Rolled chords start on the beat. Corrected 4/2010

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2 6 Picc.

1 pizzicato-like

Fl. 2

1 pizzicato-like

Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. (Glock.) 1 3

(Vib.)

Crotales

2 (Ped.) Perc.

3

(Chimes)

solo

3 (Ped.) Sizzle Cymbal

l.v. molto

playful Ped.

4 3

in background

3

Cel.

Ped.

Ped.

3

Hrp. 1

3

❉ Ped.

3

solo

3

Hrp. 2

A

(Solo 1 ) Vn. I 3

3

echo-like (Solo 1 )

Vn. II Sola 1 arco Va. echo-like Vc.

Cb.

echo-like

echo-like


3 11 Picc. 3

poss. fltg.

non fltg.

1

Fl. 2 poss. 1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 st. mute

solo

via sord.

1

Tpt. in C

2

3 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. Marimba

Glock.

3

1

Vibraphone 2 7

Ped. 3 Suspended Finger Cymbals with Triangle beaters l.v. molto

Ped.

Perc.

Chimes

solo

3 3

(Ped.) 3 Trgs.

Crotales

Sizzle Cymbal

l.v. molto

Ped.

4 in background

resonant

Cel.

(Ped.)

❉ Ped. Ped.

❉ Ped.

Ped. 8va

3

Hrp. 1

A

Hrp. 2

D A

3 soli Vn. I

tutti, pizz.

arco

espr. con sord.

Vn. II

tutte, pizz.

con sord.

Va.

tutti, pizz.

sul A

Vc. pizz. Cb.

arco

via sord.


4 16

non fltg.

fltg.

Picc.

solo

non fltg.

fltg.

1 Fl.

non fltg.

fltg. 2 solo 1 echo trumpet

Ob. 2

blend with pizzicato Eng. Hn.

1 bell-like Cl. in B

2 bell-like

(B Clarinet)

3 blend with pizzicato Bn.

1 2 bell-like 1 bell-like 2

Hn. in F 3 bell-like 4 senza sord.

solo

1 3

poss. Tpt. in C

2

3 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

Marimba

Glock.

1 (Vib.) solo

sempre

2 answering Chimes Ped. (Chimes)

Perc.

Ped.

Ped.

3 (Ped.)

Large Triangle

Crotales

Ped.

4 secco to Piano

Piano

3

Pno.

playful

P.D.L.T.

ord.

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

D

slow tremolo 2 soli, div.

tutti, unis. pizz.

3 soli, div. a 3

Vn. I Solo 1 , arco bell-like

tutti, pizz.

3 soli

via sord.

senza sord.

Vn. II

senza sord.

pizz. molto vib.

3 sole, div. a 3

arco

slow tremolo

tutte, unis.

pizz.

espr.

Va. arco molto vib. Vc.

Cb.

5 soli, div. a 5

4 soli, div. a 4

Solo 1 pont.

gradually slow trem.


5 22 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3 4 1. Tbn.

1 2 Bass Tbn.

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1 sempre 2 Perc.

Ped.

Ped.

3 Medium and Small Triangles

Large Triangle

Ped.

Ped.

3 Triangles

4

3

Pno.

heavy

Hrp. 1

D

Hrp. 2

D

pizz.

div., arco

C E

C

Solo 1

A

arco

Vn. I tutti, div. pizz.

unis.

Vn. II

div., arco

unis., pizz.

arco

Va. 3

tutti, unis.

ord.

div. molto vib.

pizz.

Vc.

div. a 3 Cb.

(pizz.) molto vib.

distant


6 26 Picc.

3

bell-like 1 Fl.

3

fltg.

bell-like

2 dramatic 1 Ob.

cantabile 2

Eng. Hn.

1

Cl. in B

2 dramatic 3 blend with Violas

Bn.

1 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 solo 1 solo Tpt. in C

2

3 4

Tbn.

1 2 (Bass Tbn.)

Bs.Tbn. Tba. (Glock.) 1 (Vib.)

solo

2 5

Ped.

(Ped.) Perc.

2 Suspended Finger Cymbals with triangle beaters

Ped.

(Chimes)

l.v. molto

Chimes

Ped. solo

3 (Ped.)

5

Crotales

l.v. molto

Ped.

3

4

to Celesta

Celesta

Cel.

Ped. sempre, very resonant

D

Hrp. 1

E

5

3

3

C

Hrp. 2

tutti, unis. pizz.

div.

unis., arco

Vn. I

div.

cantabile

unis., arco

3 soli, div. a 3

Vn. II 3

Va.

3

cantabile

3

unis. Vc. 3

Cb.

pizz.


7 31 Picc. playful 1 poss.

5

Fl. 2 3

1 Ob. 2 sempre Eng. Hn. sempre 1

Cl. in B

2

3 1. Bn.

1 2 3

1

shadow Violas 2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1 3

3

2

Perc.

Ped.

Ped.

Note: Ties are not missing – certain notes are repeated. solo

Ped.

3 frenetic, uneven, sporadic tremolo l.v.

Ped. sempre

4

to Piano

Cel.

Piano (in these five measures, clearly voice the 3 voices)

3

Divide notes freely between two hands

â?‰

Hrp. 1

3

C

F

D

D F

Hrp. 2

(pizz.)

pizz. Vn. I 3

sempre, playful tutti (unis.), pizz. Vn. II in foreground for six measures arco Va. 3

Vc.

Cb.


8 35 Picc.

3

1 3

Fl. espr. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. 3

1 3

espr. Cl. in B

2

3 (1.) (1.) Bn.

1 2

3

3

1 3

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2

3 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. (Glock.) 1 5

3

Crotales 2 (Chimes)

Perc.

l.v.

l.v.

3 (Ped.) Xylophone

Sizzle Cymbal

l.v. molto

4 3

3

3

3

Pno.

B

Hrp. 1

F

3

A

Hrp. 2

arco Vn. I 3

arco

3

Vn. II div.

espr.

unis.

Va. 3

Vc.

Cb.

cantabile

3


9 39

fltg.

Picc. cantabile 1 Fl. 2 poss. 1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1

Cl. in B

2

3

Bn.

1 2

1 poss. 2 Hn. in F 3

4

1

Tpt. in C

2 4. 3 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1 3

Vibraphone 3

2 secco for two measures

Ped.

Perc.

Ped.

Ped.

3 Xyl.

Ped. 4

3

3

Pno.

Ped.

Hrp. 1

resonant Divide notes between two hands

brassy

❉ Ped.

Ped.

(D C B /EFGA)

secco

D G A

ss.

gli

Hrp. 2

3

D

sempre l.v.

(D CB/EFG A )

D A

sempre

G

F

Solo 1 3

Vn. I (non decresc.)

sub. 3 soli, div. a 3

pizz.

tutti, unis.

Vn. II (non decresc.)

pizz.

pizz.

3 sole, div. a 3

tutte, unis.

Va. 3

Vc. div. (pizz.) Cb.

pizz.

(pizz.)


10 44 Picc.

3 5

fltg. 1 Fl.

fltg. 2

3

1 Ob. 2

3

Eng. Hn.

1

Cl. in B

2 take Bass Clarinet 3

1 Bn. 2

1 2 Hn. in F 3 4 solo 1 5

2 Tpt. in C 3 st. mute

via sord.

senza sord.

4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. 3

(Glock.)

l.v. molto

1 3

(Vib.)

l.v.

l.v.

2 Perc.

Ped.

(Chimes)

5

3

Ped.

l.v.

3

3 Triangles

l.v. molto

Ped.

Ped.

4 3 3

Pno.

brassy

â?‰ Ped.

Ped.

â?‰

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

G

A

D

tutti

3 soli Vn. I

3

arco ricochet

pizz.

arco

Vn. II Sola 1 (continuing violin solo) arco

poss.

3 sole (arco)

tutte (arco)

Va. espr. (pizz.)

arco

Vc. unis. Cb.

0

l.v. for 4 beats


11 48 Picc. 5 3

fltg.

ord.

1 fltg.

Fl.

cantabile

2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2 3

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2 blend with cello pizz.

Hn. in F

1 2 3 4 st. mute 1 cantabile 2

Tpt. in C 3

4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. (Glock.) 1 3

sempre

3

3

(Vib.) 2 Perc.

Ped.

(Chimes)

3

frenetic, uneven, sporadic trem.

Ped. sempre

Xyl. 4 5

to Celesta

Celesta

Cel.

â?‰

Ped. s.

glis

Hrp. 1

G A

(D C B /EFG A)

Hrp. 2

C

(DC B/EF G A )

Solo 1 pont. Vn. I pizz. Vn. II sub. pizz. Va. sub. pizz. Vc. sub.

(pizz.) 0

Cb.

playful

Ped.


12 52 Picc. (1.) Fl.

(ord.)

1 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

1 2 cantabile

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2

1

Hn. in F

2

3 4 via sord. 1

Tpt. in C

2

3 4

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Glock.)

1 3

5:3

Crotales

5

Vibraphone

2 Perc.

(Chimes)

3

Ped.

4:3

3 (Ped.) Ped.

(Xyl.)

4 5 3 3

3

Cel.

(Ped.)

❉ Ped.

❉ Ped.

❉ Ped.

C B

Hrp. 1

A

P.D.L.T.

ord.

F A

Hrp. 2

Ped.

D

(Solo 1 ) (Solo 1 ) ord. tutti, div. Vn. I gli altri ord. arco

(gli alt.)

sub. div.

Vn. II sub. Va.

Vc.

Cb.


13 56

= 88–96

accel.

Picc. 1. Fl.

a2

1 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

(1.)

1 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2

solo 1 sub. Hn. in F

bell-like solo

bell-like

bell-like

bell-like solo

bell-like

bell-like

bell-like

bell-like

bell-like sub.

2 sub.

sub. bell-like

sub.

sub. bell-like

3 4 senza sord.

solo

bell-like

1

bell-like Tpt. in C

sub. bell-like

2

3 4 solo 1 bell-like solo

Tbn.

sub. bell-like

sub. bell-like

sub. bell-like

sub. bell-like

sub. bell-like

sub. bell-like

sub. bell-like

sub. bell-like

2 bell-like Bs.Tbn. bell-like Tba.

bell-like 1

2 Perc. 3

4

to Piano 3

Cel.

(Ped.)

Hrp. 1

(D CB/EFG A )

Hrp. 2

B G

accel.

= 88–96

Vn. I

Vn. II

div. Va.

Vc.

Cb.

(D C B /EFGA)

arco, pont.


14 61

*

Picc.

Fl.

1 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

Cl. in B

1 2 Bass. Cl.

Bass Cl.

1 Bn.

percussive and crisp, staccato 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4 (1.) 1 2 Tpt. in C

bell-like 3 4

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

percussive Tba. percussive and crisp Marimba 1

2 Perc.

Large Bass Drum 3 Low Tom-toms felt mallets 4

Piano

Divide notes freely between hands

secco, gritty and staccato

Pno.

Hrp. 1

P.D.L.T.

Hrp. 2

P.D.L.T.

* Vn. I

Vn. II

Va. arco

pizz.

Vc. percussive and gritty sul G (pizz.) Cb.

*Note to conductor: Every time this low register jig-like music appears, from here to the end of the work, it should be secco, percussive, gritty and intense. All accents should be punched.

arco


15 65 Picc.

Fl.

1 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

1 2

gritty and intense Bass Cl.

percussive and crisp 1 Bn. 2

percussive and crisp 1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1 2 Tpt. in C 3 4 st. mute 1 sempre

Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn. gritty Tba.

1 sempre 2 Congas 2 Perc.

(Large Bass Dr.) 3

4 Tom-toms 4

gradually crescendo across these four measures

Pno.

Hrp. 1

ord.

Hrp. 2

ord.

Vn. I

Vn. II unis., ord. Va.

Vc. sempre pizz. arco

arco Cb. sempre

D

D


16 69 Picc.

1. Fl.

1 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

1 2 2.

Bass Cl. sub. 1. Bn.

2.

1 2

solo

solo

solo

solo

1 solo 2 Hn. in F 3 solo 4 solo 1 solo Tpt. in C

solo

2

(3.)

3. solo

solo

3 4 via sord.

solo

senza sord.

solo

1 Tbn.

solo 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Glock. 1 Vib.

solo

2

Perc.

Chimes

Ped. solo

3 Crotales

Ped.

4

secco

Pno.

sub.

secco

bell-like Ped.

Hrp. 1

D

Hrp. 2

arco unis., pizz.

tutti, div. (arco)

4 soli, div. a 4

unis., pizz.

0

div., arco

unis., pont.

Vn. I

unis., pizz.

arco

Vn. II

pizz.

arco

div., pizz.

arco

pizz.

arco

unis., pizz.

Va.

Vc. sub. div., pizz. Cb.

unis., (pizz.)

sul G


17 75 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2

1 2 Hn. in F 3 4

1 2 Tpt. in C 3 4

1 Tbn.

sub.

st. mute 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

2 Perc. 3

4 Tom-toms 4

Pno.

(Ped.)

â?‰ secco

Hrp. 1

F A

Hrp. 2

B F

pizz.

sul A

l.v. molto

pizz.

sul A

l.v. molto

sul A

l.v. molto

arco, ord.

Vn. I

Vn. II

arco

Va.

Vc.

Cb. percussive and aggressive


18 80 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 Ob.

cantabile 2

Eng. Hn.

gritty 1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl.

1. Bn.

1 2 1.

(1.)

1 2 Hn. in F

bell-like

3. 3 4

bell-like

solo 1

sempre Tpt. in C

2

3 4

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Glock.) 1 (Vib.) 2

Perc.

Large Bass Dr.

Ped.

Chimes

3 Ped.

(4 Tom-toms)

2 Trgs.

4

bell-like

Pno.

â?‰

Ped.

P.D.L.T.

Hrp. 1

(DCB/EF G A)

P.D.L.T.

Hrp. 2

(D C B/EF GA)

pizz.

arco 2 soli, div.

Vn. I arco

tutti, unis. (arco)

zing!

2 soli, div. Vn. II zing!

pizz. sul A

Va.

sul A ricochet Vc.

Cb.

div.


19 85 Picc.

1

3

3

sub.

5

Fl.

cantabile

2

1 cantabile

Ob.

bell-like 2

bell-like Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl.

1. Bn.

(1.)

1 2 gritty 1 2

Hn. in F 3 4

1 st. mute Tpt. in C

2

3 4

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

(Vib.) 2 sempre Ped.

Perc. 3 (Ped.)

rim-shot

4 Tom-toms 4

Pno.

secco ord.

Hrp. 1

sempre

ord.

Hrp. 2

D B

sempre

tutti, unis.

arco

Vn. I

3

3

cantabile pizz. Vn. II cantabile

sempre unis., arco

pizz.

Va. div.

sempre 2 soli, div.

tutti, unis.

pizz.

Vc. sempre (pizz.)

sul G

Cb. sempre


20 90 Picc. 3

sub. 1 3

Fl.

sub.

3

(non decresc.)

3

(non decresc.)

sub.

2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B

cantabile 2

Bass Cl. 1. Bn.

gritty

(1.)

1 2 1. 1 2

Hn. in F 3 4

1

2 Tpt. in C 3

4 3

sub. Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Marimba 1 (Vib.) 2 (Ped.) (sempre)

Perc.

3 Susp. Finger Cym. with triangle beater

3 (4 Tom-toms) 4

blend into pizz. in Bass; not in foreground

Pno.

P.D.L.T.

ord.

Hrp. 1

G

sempre

P.D.L.T.

ord.

Hrp. 2

sempre

div.

unis.

Vn. I 3

3

sub.

sub.

Vn. II

Va. div.

unis.

div.

unis.

arco

Vc. div. Cb.


21 95 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 3

Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. gritty 1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl. gritty 1 Bn.

gritty 2 gritty 2. 1 2

Hn. in F

4. 3 4 1. solo 1 2

Tpt. in C

3. 3 4

1 gritty

Tbn.

(st. mute)

2 gritty

cup mute Bs.Tbn. gritty Tba. gritty (Mar.) 1

2 Congas 2 Perc.

Large Bass Drum 3

on rim (clicking sound)

ord. (on drumhead)

4

always punch out the accents

Pno.

sempre; gritty and relentless

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

0

Vn. I 3

arco Vn. II

arco Va.

pizz.

arco

Vc.

unis. Cb.

arco

pizz.


22 99 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. 2. Cl. in B

1.

1 2

Bass Cl.

2. Bn.

1 2 solo 1 sempre

solo Hn. in F

2 sempre 4.

3.

(3.)

solo

3 4 sempre

solo 2. (st. mute)

via sord.

(2.) senza sord.

solo

1 2 solo Tpt. in C

3 solo 4 solo 1

Tbn.

via sord.

senza sord.

solo

2 via sord.

senza sord.

solo

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Marimba) 1 (2 Congas) 2 Perc.

(Bass Dr.)

Chimes

3 (4 Tom-toms)

on rim (clicking)

Ped.

4

Pno.

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

div.

unis.

Vn. I

div.

unis.

div.

sul pont.

Vn. II

pizz.

arco

Va.

Vc. arco Cb.

pizz.

zing!


23 104 Picc. 1. Fl.

1 2 poss.

Ob.

1 2

Eng. Hn. 1. bell up for 5 bars Cl. in B

1 2 brassy

Bass Cl.

Bn.

1 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

solo

It is alright to be rubato on the grace notes, giving them time to speak.

solo

1 sempre

sempre; relentless

solo

2 Tpt. in C

solo

sub.

3 solo

solo

4

sub. 1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

2 Perc. 3

4

Pno.

Hrp. 1

E

Hrp. 2

B E

Vn. I unis.

ord. sul A

zing!

Vn. II zing! Va. ricochet sul A Vc.

Cb.


24 112

fltg.

fltg.

Picc.

1

fltg.

Fl.

fltg.

2

Ob.

1 2

Eng. Hn. 1. (1.) Cl. in B

1 2

Bass Cl.

1. Bn.

1 2

1 poss. 2 Hn. in F 3 poss. 4

1 5

solo

2 Tpt. in C

sub. 3

4 sub. Tbn.

1.

1 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Glock. 1 (2 Conga Dr.) 2 Snare Dr. (snares off) felt mallets

Perc. 3 3 Triangles 4

always punch out the accents

Pno.

â?‰

Ped.

Hrp. 1

(DCB/E F GA)

Hrp. 2

(DC B/E F GA)

3 soli, div. a 3 Vn. I zing!

5

3 soli, div. a 3 Vn. II 2 sole, div.

tutte, unis.

Va. zing! Vc.

arco Cb.


25 117 Picc.

Fl.

1 2

Ob.

1 2

1.

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

1 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

2. 1 2 Tpt. in C

3

4

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

2 Perc. 3

4 Tom-toms

on rim (clicking)

ord. (on drumheads)

on rim

ord.

rim shot ("x" on stem)

4

* Pno.

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

D

tutti, unis. Vn. I

tutti, unis. Vn. II pizz. sul G & D

l.v. molto

arco, pont.

Va.

Vc. div.

unis.

Cb.

sub.

*For the next six measures, the pianist can elect to not play the chords with accents and only play the running line, if playing both is too cumbersome.


26 120 Picc.

Fl.

1 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1. Cl. in B

1 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2 2. 1 2 Hn. in F

4.

(4.)

3 4

1

2 Tpt. in C 3

4

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Glock.) 1 (2 Conga Drums) 2 Perc.

(Snare Dr.)

Large Bass Drum

3 (4 Tom-toms)

ord.

4

Pno.

P.D.L.T.

Hrp. 1

B

Hrp. 2

P.D.L.T.

Vn. I

Vn. II ord. Va.

Vc.

Cb.

C B

solo


27 123 Picc.

1 Fl. 2 1. Ob.

(1.)

1 2

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

1 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2 solo 1 poss. 2 Hn. in F 3

4

1 solo Tpt. in C

2

3 4

2. Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(Glock.) 1 (2 Conga Dr.) 2 sub. Perc.

Chimes 3 Ped.

(4 Tom-toms) 4

to Celesta

Pno.

ord.

Hrp. 1

E

ord.

Hrp. 2

E G

div.

unis., pizz.

unis.

div.

0

Vn. I div.

unis.

div.

pizz.

Vn. II

pont.

div.

div.

unis. ord.

Va. pizz. Vc.

Cb.

unis.

0


28 128 Picc.

1 playful

Fl. 2

2. Ob.

1 2 brassy

Eng. Hn. (1.) Cl. in B

brassy

solo

1 2

Bass Cl.

Bn.

1 2 brassy solo 1 sempre

solo 2 Hn. in F

solo 3 sempre 4 solo 1 solo 2 5

Tpt. in C

solo 3

4 solo 1 sub.

Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1

2 Perc. 3

4

Cel.

Hrp. 1

(DCB /EF GA)

C B G

Hrp. 2

(D CB /EF G A)

D B E F G A

Vn. I

Vn. II unis., pizz. Va. arco Vc.

Cb.

div.


29 134 Picc.

1 Fl. 2 a2 Ob.

1 2

Eng. Hn.

Cl. in B

1 2

Bass Cl.

Bn.

1 2 fltg. 1 blend into Cellos 2

Hn. in F

5

fltg. 3 blend into Cellos 5

4

1

2 Tpt. in C

5

3 solo 4 (solo) 1 sub.

Tbn.

sub.

2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1

2 Perc. 3

Sizzle Cymbal 4

Cel.

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

arco

0

Vn. I

arco

0

Vn. II arco Va. unis. Vc.

Cb.

l.v. molto


30 140

*

Picc.

1 Fl.

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

solo

3

1 Cl. in B

solo

3

2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2 non fltg.

*

1

2 Hn. in F

non fltg. 3

4

1 2 Tpt. in C 3 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

*

2 Bongos

1 Vibraphone 2 Perc.

secco; blend with pizz.

Claves 3

2 Triangles 4

*

Celesta

Cel.

secco

* Hrp. 1

(DC B/EF G A)

* Hrp. 2

(DCB/E FGA )

A

*

pizz.

0

0

0

Vn. I pizz.

0

Vn. II

pizz.

0

0

4 sole div. a 4

arco

Va. pizz. Vc.

pizz. Cb.

*Note: If the entire HELIOS CHOROS triptych is being performed (that is, HELIOS CHOROS I, II and III), please omit measures 141 to the end of HELIOS CHOROS I. Thus, skip from the end of measure 140 of HELIOS CHOROS I to measure 2 of HELIOS CHOROS II.


31 145 Picc. fltg.

a2 fltg. Fl.

1. solo

1 2 poss. sempre 1

Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. punchy 1 Cl. in B

5

2 solo

(solo)

5

Bass Cl. percussive 1. solo Bn.

(solo) 5

1 2 percussive 1 punchy 2

Hn. in F

punchy 3 punchy 4 punchy 1 3 3

Tpt. in C

2 3. 3 4 solo

(solo)

1 3

Tbn.

percussive 2 3

Tuba Bs.Tbn. Tba. 3

(2 Bongos) 1 (Vib.) 2 Perc.

(Claves)

Bass Drum

3

Sizzle Cymbal 4 in background to Piano

Cel.

P.D.L.T.

Hrp. 1

E

E G A

P.D.L.T.

Hrp. 2

E A

arco

half: pizz. gli alt.: arco

tutti pizz.

arco

half: pizz. gli alt.: arco

tutti pizz.

arco

Vn. I zing!

Vn. II

tutte, unis.

arco

5

pizz.

0

Va.

arco

pizz.

arco

pizz.

Vc. 5

arco Cb.

pizz.

arco


32 150 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

Ob.

1 2

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl. 1. Bn.

1 2

1

2 Hn. in F 3

4

1 2 Tpt. in C 3 4

1 Tbn. 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

4 Wood Blocks 1 2 Congas 2

Perc.

(Bass Dr.) 3

4

Piano

over the next 11 measures is a very gradual crescendo to

Pno.

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

Vn. I cantabile Vn. II arco Va.

arco div.

unis.

Vc.

div. Cb.

unis.


33 153 Picc.

1 Fl. 2 3

1 Ob. 2 3

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2

Hn. in F

1 2 3 4 st. mute

via sord.

1 3

3

st. mute

via sord.

2 3

Tpt. in C

st. mute 3 3

3

3

3

st. mute 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1

2 Perc.

Claves 3

4 Tom-toms

on rim (clicking)

4

sub.

Pno.

ord.

Hrp. 1

ord.

Hrp. 2

Vn. I

arco Vn. II cantabile Va.

Vc.

Cb.


34 157 Picc.

1 3

3

3

3

Fl. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

1 2

3

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2

Hn. in F

1 2 3 4

1

2 Tpt. in C 3

4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

(4 Wood Blocks) 1 (2 Congas) 2 Perc.

Snare Dr. (snares off, felt mallet) 3 (4 Tom-toms) (on rim)

ord. (on drumhead)

4 3

Pno.

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

Vn. I 3

3

3

3

Vn. II

Va.

Vc. sub. Cb.


35 161 Picc.

1 Fl. 2 5

1 Ob.

3

3

2

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

(1.)

1 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2 a2 1 2 Hn. in F

a2 3 4 senza sord.

5

solo

1 3

3

2 Tpt. in C

(st. mute) 3 (st. mute) 4

percussive Tbn.

1 2 st. mute

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

Glock.

3

1

2 Perc.

Claves 3 (on drumhead) 4

Pno.

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

Vn. I

Vn. II 5

Va. 3

3

pizz. Vc.

Cb.


36 165 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

Ob.

1 2

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2

1 2 Hn. in F 3 4

1

solo Tpt. in C

bell-like senza sord.

sub.

sub.

sub.

sub.

sub.

bell-like

sub.

sub.

sub.

sub.

sub.

2

3 4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

4 Wood Blocks 1 Vibraphone 2 secco; blend with Harps

Perc.

3 Finger Cym.

Bass Drum

3 (4 Tom-toms) 4

Pno.

Hrp. 1

G

A

Hrp. 2

G

A

Vn. I

Vn. II div.

unis., arco

pizz.

Va. arco Vc.

Cb.


37 170 Picc. fltg. 1 Fl.

fltg. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. cantabile

2. Cl. in B

1 2 5

Bass Cl.

2. Bn.

1 2 1. solo

(1.)

1 2 percussive

Hn. in F

3. 3 4 solo

solo

percussive

1 solo

solo

2 Tpt. in C

(st. mute)

solo

via sord.

solo senza sord.

(st. mute)

solo

via sord.

solo senza sord.

3

4

1 Tbn. 2 via sord. Bs.Tbn.

Tba.

1

2 Congas 2 Perc.

sub.

Chimes

3 ord. (on drumhead)

on rim (clicking)

Ped.

rim shot

4 5

Pno.

5

Hrp. 1

Hrp. 2

pizz.

0

0

pizz.

0

0

pizz.

0

0

(pizz.)

0

0

Vn. I arco

Vn. II div. arco

Va. bell-like Vc. 5

Cb.

tremolo at tip

0

0


38 175 Picc.

1 sub. Fl. 2 sub. 1 3

Ob.

3

2

Eng. Hn.

Cl. in B

1 2

Bass Cl.

Bn.

1 2

1. 1 2 Hn. in F

3. 3 4

1 3 3

2 Tpt. in C 3

4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba.

Glock.

3

1

sempre Vib. 2 3

secco Perc.

(Chimes)

Ped.

Sus. Finger Cymbals

3 3

(Ped.) Xylophone 4 3

sempre blend with pizz.; not in foreground

Pno.

Hrp. 1

G

Hrp. 2

G

div. 0

unis. arco

0

pizz.

Vn. I

5 3 0

div.

unis., pizz.

Vn. II

unis. Va.

pizz. Vc.

pizz. Cb.

pizz.


39 180 Picc. 3

1 Fl. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn. 1. Cl. in B

1.

1 2

Bass Cl.

Bn.

1 2

1 2 Hn. in F 3 4

1

2 Tpt. in C 3

4

Tbn.

1 2

Bs.Tbn. Tba. 3

5

1

Crotales 2 secco

3

Perc. 3 3

3

3

4 5

3

Pno.

8va

.

gliss

Hrp. 1

E F A

Hrp. 2

C E

(DC B/E FGA )

div. 0

0

0

Solo 1 arco

0

tutti arco

Vn. I

Solo 1 arco 0

0

tutti, div.

pizz.

unis. arco

Vn. II

arco Va. sub. arco Vc.

Cb.


40

trill and fltg.

185 Picc.

5

5

trill and fltg. 2. 1 2

Fl.

1. 5

5

1

2.

5

Ob. 2

5 5 5

Eng. Hn. 5

Cl. in B

5

1 2

5

Bass Cl.

5 5

1.

5

1 2

Bn.

solo

a2 1 2 5 5

Hn. in F

solo

a2 3 4 5 5

solo

solo

1 5

3

5

solo

solo

2

solo

3

solo

3

5

5

3

Tpt. in C

solo

3 5

5 5

st. mute

5

4 1. Tbn.

1 2

5

5

senza sord.

5

Bs.Tbn. 5 5

Tba.

5

(Glock.)

5

1 2 Congas solo

optional tacet

5

Vibraphone

2 5

Bass Dr. solo

Perc.

5

6

5

5

Ped. 3

3

3

Chimes

3

3 relentless, bold

3

Crotales

(Xylophone) 4

Ped.

5 5

Pno.

Hrp. 1

(DC B/E FGA )

E F A

Hrp. 2

(DC B/E FGA)

E F

unis.

div. Vn. I

5

5

3

unis.

div. Vn. II

5 5

3

unis.

div. Va.

3

5 5 5

div. Vc. 5

div. arco Cb. 5

5

unis. pizz.


41

Relentless and intense* 191 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl.

1 Bn. 2

2.

a2

1.

1 2 2. Hn. in F

3

4 1. 2. 1 2 Tpt. in C

2.

3.

3.

4.

3.

3 4 Tbn 1. take st. mute 1. Tbn.

1 2 2.

Bass Tbn. Bs.Tbn. Tba. Tba. Marimba 1 l.v. molto

(Vib.)

Crotales

3

3

2 (Ped.)

3

sempre

Perc.

Snare Dr.

3

snares on/wooden sticks

Bass Dr. optional tacet

3 4 Tom-toms

l.v. molto

on rim

4

Pno.

secco

Hrp. 1

A

Hrp. 2

F A

Relentless and intense*

div.

Vn. I gritty div. Vn. II (pont.)

pont. Va. gritty arco Vc. gritty unis., pizz. sul D

pizz. ord.

Cb.

*Note: Each player should punch out the accented notes. The different lines have accents in different places.

unis.


42 198 Picc.

1 Fl. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl. 2. 2. Bn.

1 2

1.

1.

1 2 2.

Hn. in F

3

4

1. 1 2 Tpt. in C

(4.)

4. (st. mute)

3. 3 4 st. mute

via sord.

senza sord.

1 Tbn. 2

Tuba Bs.Tbn. Tba.

(Marimba) 1 (Crotales) 3

2 3

3

Perc.

3

3

(Bass Dr.) 3 (4 Tom-toms) ord.

on rim

ord.

4

Pno.

Hrp. 1

A

Hrp. 2

A

(div.)

unis.

Vn. I unis. div. unis.

div.

Vn. II

ord. Va.

Vc. arco Cb.

pizz.

arco


43 205 Picc. poss.

1 Fl. 2

1 Ob. 2

Eng. Hn.

1 Cl. in B 2

Bass Cl. 2. Bn.

1.

1 2 a2 1 2

Hn. in F

a2 3 4

1

Tpt. in C

2

4.: via sord.

4. senza sord.

3.

3 4

1 Tbn. 2 a2 Bs.Tbn. Tba.

1

Vibraphone 2 dampen Crotales

Perc.

secco Chimes

Ped.

3 secco Ped.

Xylophone 4

Pno.

secco

Hrp. 1

secco

Hrp. 2

secco

G

Vn. I

Vn. II * gritty

div.

Va. sub. div. Vc.

Cb.

*Note: Violas hold the D and F only if this work is performed attacca to HELIOS CHOROS II. Otherwise, violas play only the sixteenth note along with the rest of the orchestra.


Thomas HELIOS CHOROS I  

Orchestra; score; G. Schirmer; musicsalesclassical.com; 35809

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