Louis Andriessen. Workers Union symphonic movement for any loud sounding of instruments for variable ensemble. 1 Donemus. The aim of Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s ensemble piece is to sweep away old limitations. Workers Union is a composition by Louis Andriessen intended for any loud- sounding group of instruments. It was originally written for the orchestra De.

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Audio Guide: Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union

Views Read Edit View history. Workers Union De Materie This page was last edited on 28 Octoberat Compositions by Louis Andriessen. Get more from the London Sinfonietta For all the latest stories, announcements and opportunities, sign up to our e-list After an early training in composition with his father, composer Hendrik Andriessen, he continued his andriesseh with Kees van There is a single line through the center of the staff that indicates the aforementioned middle pitch – a pitch line.

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If executed properly, the piece sounds mechanical as uniob instrumentation operates in perfect unison. If you choose a downloadable product you will receive the product in digital form. It is difficult to play in an ensemble and to remain in step, similar to organising and andriesesn out political actions.


This piece is a combination of individual freedom and severe discipline: We will publish this information at the Donemus Facebook page and in the Donemus Concert Agenda pagina.

Audio Guide: Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union | London Sinfonietta

There are points in the piece where the ensemble splits into two groups. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For every title you need to obtain a license.

The skill and concentration required for each musician to remain exactly in unison with the rest of the ensemble throughout as Andriessen constantly varies and changes the rhythmic patterns makes a performance exhilarating to watch as it, on one level, becomes an act of physical agility.

Before simply playing the rhythms indicated on the score, one must select a middle pitch.

This helps give the piece a feeling of fusion. Each musician chooses their own pitch that will represent the midway point. More information about renting is available at the Donemus website. For every broadcast you need to obtain a license. If you are going to perform this composition, you can enter your concert information here.


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You can buy the parts or other related products on-line. This creates an atonal piece with many polyphonic phrases.

The piece is all about rhythm and Andriessen manages to create a single span of music that is uncompromising, obsessive, relentless and constantly surprising. The groups alternate lines before coming back together again. Sections may be repeated as many times as the conductor wishes, resulting in varying performance lengths.

Andriessen says of the work: Louis Andriessen’s Workers Union. You can rent this work by purchasing a rental license for one or more performances. Workers Union was originally written for the orchestra De Volharding Perseverancein which I myself figured as a pianist at that time. Louis Andriessen was born in Utrecht on June 6, How to Play [ edit ] Before simply playing the rhythms indicated on the score, one must select a middle pitch.

Retrieved from ” https: Please contact Donemus Publishing if you have any questions about renting before buying a license. Every instrument plays different notes that follow the same rhythm and ascending or descending patterns.

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