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Music Text

5 voices: S,A,T,Bar,B; who additionally play 1 mouthpiece, 4 cardboard tubes, 1 BD, 1 Chin.gong, 1 Balinese gong, 1 artificial larynx.

Ensemble: 4cl-2bcl-perc(2):BD/tam-t/Balinese gong/Chinese gong/t.bells/brake drums/marimba/ant.cym; BD/tam-t/Balinese gong/Chinese gong/t.bells/rin gongs/marimba/SD-strings(; tape

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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

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World Premiere
Radio-Canada, Montréal, QC
Ensemble instrumental de Radio-Canada / Lorraine Vaillancourt
Composer's Notes

Ein melancholischer Blick ausgelöst durch Marco Polos Drama, vor allem auch eine Meditation aus einem Daseinszustand heraus, dem des missverstandenen Forschers; um all das geht es im Prologue pour un Marco Polo.

— Claude Vivier

Reproduction Rights:
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Recommended Recording

Schönberg Ensemble / ASKO Ensemble / Reinbert de Leeuw / Susan Narucki
Philips 454 231-2
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