Louis Andriessen. Workers Union symphonic movement for any loud sounding of instruments for variable ensemble. 1 Donemus. The aim of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s ensemble piece is to sweep away old limitations. Workers Union is a composition by Louis Andriessen intended for any loud- sounding group of instruments. It was originally written for the orchestra De.

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Before simply playing the rhythms indicated on the score, one must select a middle pitch. This creates an atonal piece with many polyphonic phrases. The groups alternate lines before coming back together again. If the work pouis being recorded for a live radio or TV broadcast or internet stream you can easily acquire the license for this.

Workers Union (Andriessen)

Please contact Donemus Publishing if you have any questions about renting before buying a license. You can rent this work by purchasing a rental license for one or more performances. Views Read Edit View history. Andriessen says of the anfriessen Sections may be repeated as many times as the conductor wishes, resulting in andriessfn performance lengths.

The skill and concentration required for each musician to remain exactly in unison with the rest of the ensemble throughout as Andriessen constantly varies and changes the rhythmic patterns makes a performance exhilarating to watch as it, on one level, becomes an act of physical agility. It is a melodically indeterminate piece; this means there is no key and no defined melody.


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Audio Guide: Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union

Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union. Get more from the London Sinfonietta For all the latest stories, announcements and opportunities, sign up to our e-list Any broadcast within 1 year of the recording of the work is defined as a ‘live’ broadcast.

Louis Andriessen was born in Utrecht on June 6, Compositions by Louis Andriessen. The piece is all about rhythm and Andriessen manages to create a single span of music that is uncompromising, obsessive, relentless and constantly surprising.

Audio Guide: Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union | London Sinfonietta

This piece is a combination of individual freedom and severe discipline: Each musician chooses their unuon pitch that will represent the midway point.

If you buy a license you also need to buy 1 copy of the rental parts sorkers above. Variable instrumentation; Mixed choir and instruments; Voice and instrument s Instruments: There is a single line through the center of the staff that indicates the aforementioned middle pitch – a pitch line.


It is important for the musician to remember their middle pitch. If you choose a downloadable product you will receive the product in digital form.

Notes that are written above the line should be played higher than the preselected pitch and vice versa. After an early training in composition with his father, composer Hendrik Andriessen, he continued his studies with Kees van For every broadcast you need to obtain a license.

Workers Union was originally written for the orchestra De Volharding Perseverancein which I myself figured as a pianist at that time.

Every instrument plays different notes that follow the same rhythm and ascending or descending patterns. In all other cases the product is sent to you physically. There are points in the piece where the ensemble splits into two groups.

For every title you need to obtain a license. More information about renting is available at the Donemus website. From Wikipedia, the pouis encyclopedia. This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat