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Sinfonia

Sinfonia

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Year of composition: 
1968
Year composition ended: 
1968
Year of revision: 
1969
Text sources: 
Luciano Berio, Samuel Beckett, Claude Lévi-Strauss
Scored for: 
8 voices and orchestra
Dedication: 

Leonard Bernstein

Commissioned by: 
New York Philharmonic
Duration: 
35'
Annotations: 

I.
II. O King
III. In ruhig fließender Bewegung
IV.
V.

Soloinstruments/Soloists: S(2), A(2), T(2), B(2)
Instrumentation: 4 3 4 3 - 4 4 3 1 - perc(3), hp, e.hpsd, pno, e.org, alto sax, t.sax, str
Instrumentation details: piccolo; 1st flute; 2nd flute; 3rd flute; 1st oboe; 2nd oboe; cor anglais; clarinet in Eb; 1st clarinet in Bb; 2nd clarinet in Bb; 3rd clarinet in Bb; alto saxophone in Eb; tenor saxophone in Bb; 1st bassoon; 2nd bassoon; contrabassoon; 1st horn in F; 2nd horn in F; 3rd horn in F; 4th horn in F; 1st trumpet in C; 2nd trumpet in C; 3rd trumpet in C; 4th trumpet in C; 1st trombone; 2nd trombone; 3rd trombone; bass tuba; 1st percussion; 2nd percussion; 3rd percussion; harp; electric harpsichord; piano; electric organ; violin A (8); violin B (8); violin C (8); viola (8); violoncello (8); contrabass (8)

First performance: 
10/10/1968, New York (without 5th part). Swingle Singers, New York Philharmonic, Luciano Berio. 18/10/1969, Donaueschingen (complete). Swingle Singers, Südwestfunk Orchester, Ernest Bour
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
13783
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: English

Author's note: French