Denise Burt

Graphic arts and design for music

Score: Magnus Lindberg – Kraft

Special-edition full score for Magnus Lindberg’s Kraft

Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen, 2016

 

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Measuring a massive 370 x 520 mm, the special full score for Magnus’ Lindberg’s work Kraft (1985) lives up to its heavy title.

 

Even at this epic size though, there is barely room for the notes for four flutes, alto flute, three oboes, cor anglais, three clarinets, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, three bassoons, contrabassoon, four horns, four trumpets, four trombones, tuba, four percussionists, two harps, piano strings, solo-clarinet, two solo-percussionists, solo-piano, solo-cello, and a sound controller. The soloists also play an assortment of junkyard percussion instruments and use other extended techniques.

 

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