Invisible Rivers

Henry Brant

Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

For piano and Eb clarinet/bass clarinet, widely separated on stage, string quartet of violin, viola, cello and bass, separated, out in the hall, and isolated percussionist (xylophone, glockenspiel, chimes, timpani).

... radioactive fallout, acid rain, toxic waste, contaminative pesticides-invisible, silent rivers perpetually pursuing their poisonous courses through the air, in the earth and under water. . . What if these invisible rivers were not silent? How then might they sound? Would their music be threatening, abrasive, lethally saccharine, deceptively benign or perhaps sentiment-neutral?

Available on Rental

Additional Information

Composition Date 1987
Duration 00:22:00
Orchestration Solo coloratura soprano; Eb cl.(; Perc. Pno. vln., vla., vcl., cb.
Premiere Conducted by Richard Pittman, San Francisco, CA.