R. Murray Schafer.
|Main Creator:||Schafer, R. Murray. 1933-|
|Published / Created:||
[s.l.] : Universal Edition, [c1977]
Full score (study)
"Universal Edition 15556."
"East is a meditation on a text from Isha-Upanishad. The forty-eight words of the text are punctuated by forty-eight gongs sounding approximately every ten seconds. Each letter in the text is given a pitch value depending on its frequency on occurrence in the text and the note-patterns arising from the words form the harmonic and melodic material which the orchestra plays and occasionally sings."
Commissioned by the National Arts Centre Orchestra.
Duration: 8 min., 15 sec.
Physical description: score (17 p.) ; 26 cm.
Bryden Thomson collection.
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|MU/BT-sb-376||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Bryden Thompson Collection|