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Europa-Gruss (Europe Greeting) is a composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen for wind ensemble with optional synthesizers, and is assigned Number 72 in the composer's catalogue of works.

Markus Stockhausen

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Flexibly scored for a potentially immense ensemble of instruments, it was premièred on 12 September 1992 in Neuf-Brisach by an ensemble of the participants in a regional brass convention featuring eight solo trumpets, directed by the composer’s son, Markus Stockhausen, who also participated as a trumpet soloist.
The trumpet parts of the following works were written for and premièred by him: Sirius 1975–77 (with Aries 1980); Thursday from Light 1978–81 (especially the major parts in Examination, Michael's Journey around the Earth, Dragon-Fight, Vision, and the Thursday Farewell); Saturday from Light (Upper-Lip-Dance, 1984); Tuesday from Light (Invasion, Pietà, 1990–91); Europa-Gruss (1992); Michaels-Ruf, version for four trumpets (1978/1994); Trumpetent (1995); In Freundschaft (version for trumpet, 1998).

Mittwoch aus Licht

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Originally titled Mittwochs-Gruss, it was briefly meant to be the "greeting" for the opera Mittwoch aus Licht and was initially assigned the work number 65 in the composer’s catalogue of works, immediately preceding the four scenes of the opera (provisionally numbered 66–69).

Licht

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The Europa-Gruss is an example of formula composition, using the Licht superformula.

Kathinka Pasveer

First work: Kathinka Pasveer and Karin de Fleyt (flutes), Suzanne Stephens (clarinet), Michele Marelli (basset horn), Rumi Sota-Klemm (bass clarient).

Suzanne Stephens

Suzee (Suzanne) Stephens
First work: Kathinka Pasveer and Karin de Fleyt (flutes), Suzanne Stephens (clarinet), Michele Marelli (basset horn), Rumi Sota-Klemm (bass clarient).

Trumpetent

The others are Europa-Gruss, Klavierstück XVIII, and Mittwoch Formel for percussion trio.

Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Europa-Gruss (Europe Greeting) is a composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen for wind ensemble with optional synthesizers, and is assigned Number 72 in the composer's catalogue of works.

Synthesizer

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Europa-Gruss (Europe Greeting) is a composition by Karlheinz Stockhausen for wind ensemble with optional synthesizers, and is assigned Number 72 in the composer's catalogue of works.

Breisach

Breisach
The idea of composing the Europa-Gruss was first suggested to Stockhausen in August 1991, by the sculptor of Breisach.

Neuf-Brisach

Breisach
In February of the next year, it was formally commissioned by the mayor of Neuf-Brisach (Breisach’s adjacent French fortress city across the Rhine in Alsace), for the Étoile Sonore Europe Festival, who requested a "Europe Fanfare" or "concerted Europe hymn".

Alsace

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In February of the next year, it was formally commissioned by the mayor of Neuf-Brisach (Breisach’s adjacent French fortress city across the Rhine in Alsace), for the Étoile Sonore Europe Festival, who requested a "Europe Fanfare" or "concerted Europe hymn".

Kürten

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This version was premiered on 27 July 2002 at the Stockhausen Courses for New Music in Kürten, under the composer’s direction, and recorded shortly afterward by the same performers for release on compact disc.

Formula composition

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The Europa-Gruss is an example of formula composition, using the Licht superformula.

Punctualism

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A sixty-second pause occurs about a third of the way through the work (due to a rest in Eve’s Wednesday segment), where isolated punctual notes and chords recall elements of the preceding section.

Michele Marelli

First work: Kathinka Pasveer and Karin de Fleyt (flutes), Suzanne Stephens (clarinet), Michele Marelli (basset horn), Rumi Sota-Klemm (bass clarient).