Strata David Lancaster

Duration
13 mins
Composed
2019
Published
March 2019
Categories

Orchestra

Instrumentation
1 Piccolo, 1 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 B-flat Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Contrabassoon, 2 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet in B-flat, 2 Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 2 Percussion, 1 Bass drum, 2 Bongo, 1 Cowbells, 1 Glockenspiel, 1 Temple Blocks, 6 Tom-Tom, 2 Vibraphone, 1 Xylophone, 1 Tubular bells, 1 Harp, 1 Piano, 1 Violin 1, 1 Violin 2, 1 Violas, 1 Violoncellos, 1 Double Basses, 1 Orchestral Strings

Purchasing options

Score ISMN 9790570368839 £11.95
Parts ISMN 9790570368846 ––– Available for hire

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Programme note

The music and structure of Strata was suggested by a poster (The Pyramid of the Capitalist System) which was produced by the Industrial Worker magazine in 1911; I first encountered this poster during the exhibition ‘Picturing the Social Order’ at Leeds City Art Gallery in 2008.
Strata is scored: 2.2.2.2, 2.2.3.0, timpani, 2 percussion, piano, harp and strings. Wind doublings require piccolo and contrabassoon.
Percussion 1: xylophone, tubular bells, 4 tom-toms, cowbell
Percussion 2: vibraphone, glockenspiel, bass drum, temple blocks, 2 bongos, 2 tom-toms.