SYMPHONY NO. 5 - The Creation of Eve op.708 (August 2019)

Music commissioned by Gothenburg Opera for the 3-act ballet 'Eva', choreography by Robert North, first performance conducted by the composer March 8th 1996.
Published by: highbridge music ltd
Commissioned by: Gothenburg Opera
Instrumentation:

flutes 1&2(= piccs); oboe 1& oboe 2 ( = Cor Anglais); clarinets 1 & 2 in B flat; bassoons
1 & 2, Contra bassoon;
2 horns in F; 2 trumpets in B flat; trombone 1 (tenor), trombone 2 (bass);
4 timpani (tuned);
4 percussion: slit drum, log drum, metal block with hammer, open tamb.,
bull-roarer, crotale in E, waterphone, sus. cym, bass drum, large tam-tam, tri,
tom-toms (chromatic), skin drum (tribal or African drum), SD,
tamburo piccolo, jawbone, tub.bell in B flat, cuica, clash cymbals, bean shaker,
xylo, glock, wind chimes, mark-tree, claves, castanets;
strings (8,6,4,4,2).



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Duration: 36 mins
First Performance: tba
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Symphony No.5
‘The Creation of Eve’
Opus.708 2019
HOWARD BLAKE
Instrumentation
flutes 1&2(=piccs); oboe 1& oboe 2 (=Cor Anglais); clarinets 1&2 in B flat; bassoons
1&2, Contra bassoon;
2 horns in F; 2 trumpets in B flat; trombone 1 tenor, trombone 2 bass;
4 timpani (tuned);
4 percussion; slit drum, log drum, metal block with hammer, open tamb.,
bull-roarer, crotale in E, waterphone, sus.cym, bass drum, large tam-tam, tri,
tom-toms (chromatic), skin drum (tribal or African drum), SD,
tamburo piccolo, jawbone, tub.bell in B flat, cuica, clash cymbals, bean shaker,
xylo, glock, wind chimes, mark-tree, claves, castanets;
strings (8,6,4,4,2).
Moderato – Gene, Birthright, Antler-Man: Allegro feroce – Hunters: Lento - Stalking death:
Moderato - Rocking Dance: Andante, piu mosso, allegro - Young girl’s dance:
Moderato - Eagle-man, Snake-man, Old wise-man: Allegro - Slaying: Moderato - Eve rises:
Allegretto - Dance of the Sun and the Moon: Maestoso – wedding: Allegretto - challenge:
Allegro - War: Andante espresso, appassionato - Lamentation: Allegro - Spring:
Piu mosso – Wave - diminuendo e ritardando al fine.
Duration c.36 minutes
Permission to perform this work must be obtained from the society duly controlling performance rights
unless there is a current licence in place for public performance from the society in force in relation to the premises at which the
performance is to take place.
Such permission should be obtained in the UK and Eire from
MCPS-PRS Alliance Ltd., 29-33 Berners Street, London W1T 3AB, UK

Related Works


'EVA' op.481 (March 1996)
A ballet in 3 acts for orchestra, solo violin and satb chorus - the story of 'everywoman' choreographed by Robert North for Gothenburg Opera House

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