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John Tavener

IN THE HIGHEST... for solo harmonica (or violin), percussion and strings

CHESTER MUSIC


First performance on 12th February 2011, at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow.

SCORING Solo harmonica (or violin) Large Tibetan temple bowl Large tam-tam Strings

Duration: c. 5 minutes Score and parts are available on hire

COMPOSER’S NOTE In the highest was originally written for harmonica and ensemble, for Larry Adler to play with the Scottish Ensemble, and it was composed in memory of Michael, Lord Marks. The solo part may also be performed by a violin. Ideally the soloist should play from a very high position, sounding distant but clearly audible, with the aid of a microphone if necessary. The ensemble (Tibetan temple bowl, large tam-tam and muted strings) should be seated in the ground space or main platform. The music should sound tender and haunting, for a lost paradise... J.T.


for Larry Adler

IN THE HIGHEST Eternal memory - Michael

John Tavener

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Š Copyright 2001 Chester Music Ltd.

CH62832-01

All rights reserved Printed in England


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 0 Manor Farm House 25th October 2000

Tavener IN THE HIGHEST  

Soloist and Orchestra; Chester Music; musicsalesclassical.com; 13432

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