Strata

Medium Orchestra:
2222 – 4231 – timp+2 – piano – strings

Duration:
7:30 minutes

Program Notes:

Strata for orchestra is based on four simple chords presented in tutti at the start of the work.  Gradually, individual thematic variations on the chords begin to appear in different families of instruments, creating a stratification of musical ideas.  Each new variation is presented clearly at first, but following a piano variation the various strata begin to appear juxtaposed with each other, until the whole texture is gloriously overwhelmed and the tutti returns.

Strata was written in 2005 for Demetrius Fuller and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra.

Unpremiered
Commissioner: Demetrius Fuller and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra