Hearing The Call

Judith Shatin

About this work:
Hearing the Call, a Hechinger Commission for the NSO fanfare series, was inspired by the music of call and response heard in many settings, ranging from religious to jazz. The music is tossed back and forth, with partners forming, shifting, and rejoining one another. The antiphonal pairings of the trumpet and snare drum stationed on each side of the stage are central, though others emerge, including a duet for the two drums. The instrumentation of brass and percussion and the brightly colored harmony animate this fanfare. Fanfare said: "“…Judith Shatin's two-minute Hearing the Call - smartly, crisply scored for two trumpets and two snare drums - is the eponymous work for this collection, and is the perfect ceremonial attention-getter. "
Year composed: 1995
Duration: 00:02:00
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 2 Trumpet, 2 Percussion (General)
Instrumentation notes: 2 trumpets and 2 snare drums

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