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A commission instigated by Joel Sachs and premiered by the New Juilliard Ensemble,  Stream 3 is a homage to Gunther Schuller's ''Third Stream'' music, in which jazz and classical modernism mingle.

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Stream 3

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Project Details

Stream 3

for Large Chamber Ensemble

Commissioner: Joel Sachs

Instrumentation: 1(pic).1.1+bcl.0+cbn / 1.1.1.1 / 2perc / pf / str (1.1.1.1.1)

Premiered by the New Juilliard Ensemble

Difficulty Level:
Virtuosic
Duration:
13:30
Type:
Original
Instrument Tags:
Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Contrabassoon
French Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Mixed Percussion
Piano
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
Winds
Brass
Percussion
Strings
Piano/Keyboards

Full Instrumentation

Instrumentation 1(pic).1.1+bcl.0+cbn / 1.1.1.1 / 2perc / pf / str (1.1.1.1.1)

Flute (dbl pic)
Oboe
Clarinet (dbl bcl)
Contrabassoon

Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
2 Percussion

Piano

Strings (single players)

Review

ALLAN KOZINN, THE NEW YORK TIMES, SEPTEMBER 2005

(Stream 3) is a concerto grosso of sorts, with a jazz trio as the concertino. Both the trio and the larger ensemble play overtly jazzy music, but when the trio was in the spotlight, it had a more freewheeling, improvisatory quality, while the full band's pages seemed more fully scripted, and more susceptible to formal touches.

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PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

RESEARCHERS: EXPLORE STREAM 3 SOLO PIANO, SOLO BASS, SOLO DRUMSET, AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT THE ALEXANDER TURNBULL LIBRARY