AUGUSTA READ THOMAS

Orbital Beacons

for orchestra (1998)


Oblong folio (278 x 420 mm). Executed mainly in black and orange ink with various additional colors. Signed “Augusta R. Thomas” with autograph notation “for meeting w/ Mr. Boulez + CSO” on verso.

Orbital Beacons was premiered on 27 November 1998 by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez.

Some wear and creasing; tears to central fold and lower right corner.

“Though the seating arrangement in Orbital Beacons is radical, it stems from an artistic concern to engage the collective virtuosity of an orchestra in ways which are different from the standard division into conventional “family” sections: woodwind, brass, strings, and percussion, etc.” 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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