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Set of 28 parts (P.O.A.): Hire
three movements of this orchestral work are made up of just one
melody. In the first movement, it appears on a succession of solo
instruments: cello, clarinet, violin, viola and piccolo, each time
accompanied by different pulsating chords or sustained notes from
the rest of the orchestra. In the second movement the tune is passed
around the percussion instruments and brass, using antiphonal effects
between the stage and the balcony. The third movement piles up the
melody from the top downwards to build towards an enormous climax,
from which point the music dies away to the cello solo that began
was especially written in 1999 for Kokoro and substantially revised
for a second performance on 29th October 2006. Both performances
took place in the Great Hall in the Dartington estate in South Devon.
Students and staff of the college and other local musicians joined
forces with the ensemble to surround the audience with musical sound.