True South

For Orchestra

James Matheson

Full Score - Study
Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Item Number: 416-41417
Number of Pages: 96
Duration: 0:16:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

Commissioned and premiered by the New York Philharmonic, True South captures the James Matheson’s fascination with reinterpreting traditional harmony and rhythm. Energetic, colorful, and grounded by underlying lyricism, the work transcends its scoring for chamber orchestra with textures that are sonorous, and evocative. True South’s loosely structured set of variations flows through moments of brightness and darkness, sparseness and density, motion and stillness. The work’s title evokes an inverted globe, presenting an opportunity for examining our preconceptions about the world, its politics and inhabitants. Performance materials and large score are available on rental. Dur.: 16’

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert, Music Director
Composition Date 2010
Orchestration 2, 0, 2, 2; 2, 1, 1, 0; 2 Perc., Hp., Pno./Cel., Str.