Responses: Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless

Piano and Orchestra

Study Score

Responses: Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless

Piano and Orchestra

Study Score

Series: Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Format: Softcover Study Score Composer: Harrison Birtwistle

This characteristically ever-evolving, single (29-minute) movement bears the remarkable title Responses: Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless, which is that of a book of essays by Birtwistle's friend Robert Maxwell... The composer must not be “too precisein every part”, a frequent failing of the post-Schoenbergian serial music on which Birtwistle cut his teeth. But his own imaginationhas never subordinated itself to mathematics, and certainly doesn't in this turbulent, scherzo-like, brilliantly multilayered score (a melodic thread always on hand to lead us through the maze of invention)... the soloist-and-tutti relationship, Birtwistle's abiding concern, went into a dazzling new dimension.

  • Orchestra
  • Piano

$52.00 (US) Inventory #HL 48024788 ISBN: 9781784545314 UPC: 888680967536 Publisher Code: M060136184 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0" Run time: 0:29:00 100 pages

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