Colorations for Percussion Ensemble. Large poster on heavy ivory stock. Inscribed to Marilyn Horne and signed by the composer. William b. 1923 KRAFT.

Colorations for Percussion Ensemble. Large poster on heavy ivory stock. Inscribed to Marilyn Horne and signed by the composer.

[Los Angeles]: Alomar, [1972]. 660 x 510 mm. Printed graphic notation in blue, red, and black. Inscribed in pen at lower right: "To Jackie— Thanks for Oct 1 '76 Much love," signed and dated October 2, 1976. Rolled.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

William Kraft is a noted American composer and percussionist. He served as percussionist and principal timpanist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for nearly 30 years, and was the orchestra's assistant conductor from 1969-1972. As a composer, his works are largely serial and experimental, including aleatory and electronic music. He composed his Silent Boughs (1963) for Marilyn Horne and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

The score for Colorations is a single sheet with graphic notation for any instrumentation. Kraft composed the work for percussionist Karen Ervin Pershing, who gave the world premiere in Pasadena in 1972.

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, and Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #31520

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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