Nonet (score & parts) - FL/CL/BSN/ASX/TPT/TBN/TUBA/PERC/PN
Composer: Tull, Fisher
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
for flute, clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, and piano
by Fisher Tull (1934-1994) - American composer
First performance on February 13th, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas at the TMEA/MENC Convention by the Southwest Chamber Players
Nonet is scored for a non-traditioal ensemble of four woodwinds and three brass instruments plus percussion and piano. A variety of combinations of the instruments is featured throughout the work to exploit the entire tonal palette of this ensemble. In addition, each instrument is allotted at least one solo role. The work is set in a tri-partite form (slow-fast-slow) and is based on a twelve-tone series. A three-chord harmonic setting of the row, often heard from the piano, serves s a unifying factor throughout the three sections.