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Peter Ablinger:

("Der Mantel des heiligen Jakob")
(1993/94), 21',

A piece for 3 flutes, 3 trumpets and 3 percussionists. Each player plays in a separate pulse, but without click-track and without conductor.

Specification of instruments and additional instruments:

Flutes: 3 differently tempered flutes. All flutes are physically extended (by an extension piece between the mouthpiece and body of the flute), so that flute 1 divides the octave into 13 semi-tones, flute 2 divides the octave into 14, and flute 3 into 15 equidistant intervals. (Compare: "Ohne Titel/3 Flöten"). Additionally each player has a piccolo-flute and an organ pipe on d#6 (more than one octave above the highest piano-c).

Trumpets: One high trumpet for each performer (possibly natural trumpet; or piccolo trumpet) and one normal trumpet, in Bb or C. Trumpet 1 is in normal tuning; trp 2 is 1/6 of a wholetone lower, trp 3 1/3 higher. Additionally each player has a mouth organ at g#4 (about 3420Hz, one and a half octave higher than the high soprano-c).

Percussion: Each performer has 2 hammers used to hit 2 metal blocks, one vibraphone, and one triangle each (as far as possible all triangles have the same size and similar sound.

The score, additional materials and extension-pieces are available at the publisher.

> score, page 63

> listen detail 1
> listen detail 2
> listen detail 3
audio examples are from the premiere at Insel Musik Berlin 1994, Flutes: Eberhard Blum, Christiane Hellmann, Bettina Lange; Trumpets: Traugott Forschner, Stefan Meyer, Paul Brody; Percussion: Edwin Kaliga, Tan Kutay, Friedemann Werzlau

Dr. Siegwald Ganglmair, Ruprechtsplatz 4-5/10, A - 1010 Wien,
T: ++43 / 699 / 103 183 74, AB/F: ++43 / 1 / 535 12 66

(English notes edited by Andrew Smith)

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