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The Thing

for orchestra

Year:  2013   ·  Duration:  4m
Instrumentation:  3*222; 2220; timp., 2 perc.; strings | (Perc: glock., xylo., bass drum, tambourine, triangle, susp. cymbal, guiro)

Year:  2013
Duration:  4m
Instrumentation  3*222; 2220; timp., 2 perc....

Isaac Shatford

Composer:   Isaac Shatford

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Sample Score

Sample: First four pages of score

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The Thing is loosely based around one of my first ever compositions. The Thing once had an actual title. The Thing once had a narrative and a programme note. Things change. I'm hopeful that, by stripping The Thing of these things, the remaining Thing will be less of a "predictable" thing, and more of a "whatever thing the keen thinker thinks the thing to be" kind-of thing.

Good luck. Get imaginative. Things are in your hands now.