Leviathan: Concerto

2020
Study Score
$ 60.00 NZD
Buy now
Back to Store
What's Included

Full Instrumentation

4 Flutes (1, 2, 3 dbl Piccolo)
2 Oboes
3 Clarinets in Bb (3 dbl Bass Clar.)
2 Bassoons
Contrabassoon

4 Horns in F
4 Trumpets in C (1 dbl Piccolo Trumpet)
2 Tenor Trombones
Bass Trombone
Tuba

Timpani
4 Percussion:

  • 2 Tuned Drums (A1 and C2) – shared with soloist
  • Finger Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • 1 large Taiko Drum
  • 1 large Suspended Cymbal Tubular Bells – see note below*
  • Piatti
  • Triangle
  • Whip (loud)
  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales – see note below*
  • Mark Tree

Strings (Movement 4 includes violin solo)

Soloist Requirements:

  • Junk Metal Station (low A, low B, med 1, med 2, med 3, high ‘bell’)
  • very high Tom or Roto-Tom
  • Vibraphone (with motor)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Finger Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Water Percussion – requires amplification (
  • one large bowl, played with hands, and colander) Water Bottle – requires amplification
  • Hi-Hats (2)
  • Floor Tom
  • Bass Drum (horizontal, played with floor tom)
  • Crash Cymbal
  • 4 Stones (2 fixed, 2 held)
  • 2 Tuned Drums (A1 and C2)

* Tubular Bells
The set needs to be split and positioned in three stations to create an antiphonal effect. All the necessary pitches are contained within a single set of bells (range C3-F4).
The placement of the bells is as follows:
Far left: C3, F4
Centre: D3, D#3, E3, F3, F#3, G3, G#3, Bb
Far right: B3, C4

* Crotales
The set needs to be split and positioned in three stations to create an antiphonal effect.
All the necessary pitches are contained within a single lower octave of crotales (written range C3-C4). The placement of the crotales is as follows:
Far left: D3, Eb3, G#3, A3

Centre: C3, C#3, F3, B3 Far right: E3, F#3, G3

(NB: Middle C = C3)

Digital downloads include the following files:

1. Leviathan - Concerto - INSTRUCTIONS.pdf

2. Leviathan - Concerto - SCORES & PARTS

  • Leviathan - Concerto - FULL SCORE.pdf

+ click in the images to enlarge
About this Work

Leviathan was commissioned as part of the Beethoven Pastoral Project. This initiative by the UN Climate Change and BTHVN2020, was dedicated to promoting action on climate change and the environment during the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth. The Declaration was formally launched on 5 June 2020, which is the UN World Environment Day. It was presented to the world’s governments by the Secretary-General of the United Nations later that year. The declaration includes the following statement: “We, musicians, artists and creatives of planet Earth, offer our artistic and musical creativity, and our own actions, as signs of our determination to be part of the solutions to current planetary challenges. We want to inspire and be part of that change. We stand with humanity and with Nature.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DECLARATION HERE

View the full details
Leviathan (percussion concerto)
Percussion Concerto
Related Videos
No items found.
Listen on Spotify
Listen on Soundcloud