My Life On The Plains

Lee Hyla

Set of Parts
Performing Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation: Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano, Percussion (congas, bongos, pedal bass drum, high hat, ride and crash cymbals, marimba, hamm. dulcimer, crotales)
Item Number: MXE31M
Duration: 25:00
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

"I wanted to push everybody a bit into areas where they might not ordinarily live. That approach of taking individual members of the group and trying to turn my sense of them into formal ideas that would work as a coherent piece of music was what I started [to do]. It would have turned out to be a very different piece if it had been a different ensemble.'' (Hyla, in an interview with David Weininger, The Boston Globe) My Life on the Plains (a nod to General Custer here) begins with a solo passage on the cello, adding instruments one by one and building from there. Three movements for advanced performers. Dur.: c. 25'

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Additional Information

Composition Date 2010