Steven Stucky

Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

The composition is governed by the constant chiming of bells and the bell-like sounds of such instruments as tuned gongs, the piano, and the harp. (The title, "Angelus", refers to the bell that is rung as the signal for the angelus--a prayer in the Roman Catholic Church commemorating the Incarnation--but far more important is its allusion to the city and the orchestra which have welcomed me as an adopted musical citizen). Against this tolling backdrop, the music strains upward in three short sections: from the opening enchanted night-music, through a mercurial scherzo, to the high, bright, clangorous conclusion.

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Scores & Parts

Angelus - Full Score - Study

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for performance during the opening week of concerts commemorating the Centennial Season of Carnegie Hall.
Composition Date 1990
Duration 12:00
Orchestration 3(Picc./A.Fl.) 4(E.H.) 3(EbCl.) 4(Cbsn.) - 4 4(in C) 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 4Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
Premiere September 27, 1990, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, New York