Promenade III (2000)

Howard, Robert

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Sample score

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Duration

7m 00s

Composed

2000

Instrumentation

Chamber

Scoring

fl, ob, cl, bn, tpt, trb, perc, pf, strings

Availability

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About the work

Promenade takes its title from the five large sculptures by Anthony Caro (1996) of this name. They are steel constructions on display in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I have derived material and form from the contours and structure of the sculptures. This is the third in a series of pieces based on Caro’s work. The previous two versions were written for large orchestra and a small instrumental ensemble.

Technical notes

The piece is in 15 parts, with preferred instruments stated, but each part can be played by a variety of instruments. Some bars are ‘sensa misura, with the conductor indicating the start of each bar and judging its length.