Hearing the Call

Audio Clip: Hearing the Call
Instrumentation : 2 Trumpets (Bb) and 2 snare drums

Duration: 2:00

Commission
National Symphony Orchestra Hechinger Commission

Premiere
11/30/95
National Symphony Orchestra
The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Program Note
Hearing the Call 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.–JS

Press 
“…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. She follows this work up with Fantasia sobre el Flamenco for two trumpets, two trombones, and tuba (1998), a clash of bright and dark melodies borne by regimented and free-flowing rhythms.”
Fanfare

Piece Story
Sku
WM-1014
Description
Hearing the Call
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