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2(=picc).2(II=corA).3(II=Ebcl,III=bcl).asax.tsax(=ssax).2.3(III=dbn)-4.3.(I=flgn).3(I=thn).1-timp(=whip).perc(3):vib/xylorimba/marimba/t.bells/glsp/crots/cyms/SD/BD(lg)/tam-t(lg)/susp.cym(lg)/BD+cyms/splash.cym(lg)/chinese.cym(lg)/dr.kit/bell.plates/TD-hrp-pft(=honky-tonk pft)-strings

Performance note
If desired, movement five, the fifth story could be sub-divided into two movements: the first would end at figure 14. The second, the ‘Epilogue’ could begin at figure 14.
Any of movements 2-6 may be omitted and the order of performance changed, however any performance of the suite must begin with movement 1 and end with movement 7.


  1. Introduction & Song from the Wachau
  2. Splintered Waltzes
  3. Bengal fire
  4. In a flash
  5. Chorale variations on “For the Lord disciplines the one he loves” & Epilogue
  6. Prayer
  7. Polka infernale

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Boosey & Hawkes

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World premiere complete
Gewandhaus, Großer Saal, Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester / Cristian Macelaru
Press Quotes

"...a wonderfully rich layering of Viennese musical traditions from Beethoven to Berg, each of them distorted yet still legible. The ear listens like the eye might peer through a set of photographic negatives stacked on top of each other. But the composer’s signature wit also permeates this score; his smiling eyes soften its provocation. At the end of the day, this is music not of the barricades but of the theater."
Boston Globe



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