Air Music

Air Music is a set of ten variations for orchestra by the American composer Ned Rorem.wikipedia
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Pulitzer Prize for Music

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The piece won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
1976: Ned Rorem, Air Music

1976 Pulitzer Prize

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Air Music by Ned Rorem (Boosey & Hawkes) First performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on December 5, 1975. It is subtitled Ten Etudes of Orchestra.

Variation (music)

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Air Music is a set of ten variations for orchestra by the American composer Ned Rorem.

Orchestra

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Air Music is a set of ten variations for orchestra by the American composer Ned Rorem.

Ned Rorem

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Air Music is a set of ten variations for orchestra by the American composer Ned Rorem.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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The work was completed in 1974 and was first performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on December 5, 1975.

Movement (music)

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Air Music has a duration of approximately 20 minutes and is cast in ten movements:

Western concert flute

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Piccolo

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Oboe

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Clarinet

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Bassoon

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

French horn

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Trumpet

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Trombone

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Tuba

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Pedal harp

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Celesta

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

Pianos (club)

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.

String section

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The work is scored for a large orchestra consisting of three flutes (doubling piccolo), three oboes, four clarinets, three bassoons, four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba, percussion, harp, celesta, piano, and strings.