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Birkat Haderekh - Blessing for the Road II

For Bb Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Violin, Cello, Percussion, and Piano

Shulamit Ran

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Mixed Ensemble
Instrumentation: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Violin, Cello, Percussion, Piano
Item Number: 114-41891
Number of Pages: 20+4+4+4+8+8
Duration: 0:06:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

In celebration of its 75th anniversary season, the Tanglewood Music Center commissioned a mixed quartet from Shulamit Ran, resulting in this work's original 2015 scoring for Bb Clarinet, Violin, Cello, and Piano. Birkat Haderekh (in either scoring) may be heard as a "prayer without words" in which the saxophone and clarinet figure most prominently in cantillation-inspired cadenzas that frame the work and dramatically emerge throughout. The present sextet scoring was created in 2016 for Latitude 49's world premiere at the Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago.


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Duration 6:00