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Instrumentation

Distant Choir Ensemble:
Harp
5Violins
Piccolo
3Flutes
2Oboes
3Clarinets in Bb (1st optionally plays Clarinet in A, Movt. 1)
One or two players:
 Tenor Saxophone in Bb
 Baritone Saxophone in Eb
2Bassoons
4Horns in F
6Trumpets in C
Cornet in C (played by Trumpet 5)
4Trombones
Tuba
Celesta
Ether Organ (optional)
Quarter-tone Piano
Orchestra Piano (4 hands)
Organ
Xylophone (optional)
High & Low Bells — Two players
Timpani
Triangle
One player if separate player is used for Indian Drum in B.U.; two players if Indian Drum player moves to B.U. in 4th Movement:
 Indian Drum
 Piccolo Timpano
Snare Drum
Bass Drum & Cymbals [likely rim-mounted]
One or two players:
 Light & Heavy Gongs [Tam-tams]
B.U. Ensemble:
Spatially separated from Main Orchestra. 4th Movement only; may employ corresponding players from other movements.
 Snare Drum
 Indian Drum
 Bass Drum & Cymbals
 Gong [Tam-tam]
Chorus (SATB)
Solo Piano
Violin I(6 Desks minimum, optional Desks 7–8–9)
Violin II(6 Desks minimum, optional Desks 7–8)
Viola(6 Desks minimum, optional Desk 7)
Violoncello(5 Desks minimum, optional Desk 6)
Contrabass(4 Desks minimum, optional Desk 5)
Optionally spatially separated from Main Orchestra:
Extra Violin II(2 players; cued in Violin II Desk 6 part)
Extra Viola(1 player; cued in Viola Desk 6 part)
DURATION: ca. 30 minutes