for harpsichord and orchestra

to my mum, for making it to Mahan Esfahani, François-Xavier Roth and Gürzenich Orchestra to play to Patrick Hahn to enjoy

commissioned by Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra

first performance

Mahan Esfahani - harpsichord

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

conducted by François-Xavier Roth

11/9/2022 » Philharmonie Köln, Cologne

durata » 23′

Bärenreiter BA 11199

harpsichord solo 2 flutes (muta ad libitum for 2 alto or 2 bass flutes) 2 oboes 2 clarinets (in B) 2 bassoons 4 French horns 2 trumpets (in C) 3 trombones percussion 1 – marimba, suspended cymbal high, hobbyglass medium* percussion 2 – marimba, hobbyglass large* percussion 3 – vibraphone, hobbyglass small*, suspended cymbal high, temple blocks high in G# and A *transparent polystyrene sheet 2mm, approx sizes: large 250x500mm, medium 250x100mm, small 50x100mm piano accordion strings (12, 10, 8, 6, 4) double basses with C strings violins, violas, violoncelli each one hard boiled egg cutter “harp” (only the metallic harp) all strings have a set of extremely heavy excercise mutes (metallic) and of usual mutes