AUGUSTA READ THOMAS


EOS (Goddess of the Dawn)

for orchestra (2015)


Large oblong folio (482 x 737 mm; 19″ x 29″). Executed in brown, green, and various additional colors of ink on ivory paper. Signed by composer at lower right corner.

Attractively-rendered illustrations of Eos and Helios with their chariots, a songbird, and the journey of the sun across the sky decorate the upper half of the page.

Minor creasing to lower right corner, otherwise in near-fine condition.

Premiered 19 February 2015 by the Utah Symphony under Thierry Fischer. 

“Although my music is careful and precise in its notation and structure, I like my music to have the feeling that it is an organic creation being self-propelled on the spot as if we listeners are overhearing an improvisation.  I try to imbue the music with my own physical and mental sense of caprice, an improvisatory spirit, and a joy in a diversity of characters and colors. EOS exhibits a kaleidoscopic variety of rhythmic syntaxes, radiant colors, and resonant harmonic fields.  I work hard to present a very clean and thoughtful technical control of materials and orchestration.  I hope my efforts result in unique compositions — always luminous and never muddy.” augustareadthomas.com


Published by J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians

J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians was established in 1977 by John and Jude Lubrano. Since that time, the firm has come to be recognized as one of the leading international antiquarian dealers in the specialities of Music and Dance.

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