Nico Muhly: Doublespeak

Books | Chamber Group

Publisher: St Rose
Composer: Nico Muhly
Format: Sheet Music | Score and Parts
The sheet music for Nico Muhly's Doublespeak, arranged for Chamber Ensemble, and composed for the orchestral sextet 'eighth blackbird'.

The piece is arranged for Flute (Soprano Recorder), Clarinet in B flat, Percussion (Castanets, Tenor Drum, Pedal Bass Drum), Glockenspiel, Piano, Violin and Cello. It works for 2-6 players and this item includes the full score as well as the parts.

Doublespeak had its debut at the Edlis Neeson Theatre in Chicago, performed by the new musical six-piece 'eighth blackbird'. The piece is a slow and repetitive one, punctuated by moments of stark beauty. It is, according to Muhly, something of a tribute to the great Philip Glass, the forefather of minimalist classical music. It takes implicit inspiration from his entire oeuvre but also explicitly incorporates portions of his most famous and valued works, interweaving them inside a new composition that captures what 'eighth blackbird' do best. 

The Doublespeak sheet music would be ideal for Chamber Ensembles looking to perform or practise minimalist music drawn from the 1960s and 1970s. If you love Philip Glass or Nico Muhly, or both, this composition is a real treat.
Published on: 27 November 2014
No of pages: 84
Length: 10 Minutes
Language: English
Catalogue No: SRO100090

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