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Kuster, Kristin: Moxie 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Moxie
  • Subtitle: 
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    5
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore MD
  • First performance (performers): 
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Kristin Kuster’s Moxie was commissioned by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Marin Alsop, Music Director, in celebration of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Centennial season. Ten composers were chosen for the BSO’s Centennial Celebration Commissions, for which the BSO invited members of the public to submit ideas for the composers’ commissions. Ms. Kuster chose to honor Ms. Alsop with a piece using a musical cypher—assigning the letters of her name M.A.R.I.N. to big bright chords in the orchestra that occur throughout the piece. Moxie was premiered on the BSO’s 100th Anniversary concert in February 2016.

    The BSO's centennial commissions were funded in part by a Project Grant from New Music USA.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
65
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
Piccolo
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
Bass
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Crotales
Marimba
Vibraphone (C3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Bongos
Congas
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
16
Viola
8
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
4-string

 

 

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