The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

David A. Jaffe

Year

1995


Duration

70'


Movements

I. The Great Pyramid (Giza, Egypt; 3000 B.C.); II. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Babylon, Iraq; 689 B.C.); III. The Statue of Zeus in the Great Temple of the Sacred Grove (Olympia, Greece; 437 B.C.); IV. The Colossus of Rhodes (Rhodes, Greece; 280 B.C.); V. The Temple of Artemis, the Mother Goddess (Ephesus, Turkey; 360 B.C.); VI. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Halicarnassus, Turkey; 353 B.C.); VII. The Pharos of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt; 270 B.C.)


Instrumentation

radio drum-controlled disklavier - harpsichord, harp, mandolin, guitar, harmonium, percussion (2), double bass


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Commission

National Endowment for the Arts Collaborative Fellowship


Premiere

San Francisco, Yerba Buena Theatre, 20 January 1998: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players


Source

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