Thursday, June 25, 2009

Orbits (76 +4 [or more])

A rare piece was performed at NYC's Guggenheim Art Museum on June 21st.
Orbits by Canadian composer Henry Brant (1913 - 2007).

The work is scored for 80 trombones, soprano and organ.

Here's a link to the New York Times article about it.

There are several YouTube videos, of course. I've embedded two that you give you an idea of the event...

1 comment:

John Bailey said...

How well does this piece help the public and other musicians appreciate the capabilities of the trombonists in comparison to any stereotypes they may have had before hearing it?