1 leaf. Oblong folio (11″ x 17″, ca. 280 x 432 mm). Original art map drawing executed in black and various brightly-colored inks. Signed by the composer at upper right corner.
“Surely the sacred personage in this situation is Beethoven himself. Thomas’ use both of tonal centers and intervals crucial to the Ninth Symphony is a musical aureole around the earlier composer’s work.” Michael Lewanski, program notes.
First performed in Chicago on May 29, 2013 by the DePaul University Orchestra, Cliff Colnot conducting.