1a. On Youth (Maya Angelou); 1b. Breasts!! Song of the Innocent Wild-Child (Clarissa Pinkola Estés); 1c. Edge (Toni Morrison); 2. Eve Remembering (Toni Morrison); 3a. (Stave 1) The Mothership: When a Good Mother Sails from This World (Clarissa Pinkola Estés); 3b. (Stave 2) The Mothership, Part 2 (Clarissa Pinkola Estés); 4. On Maturity (Maya Angelou)
The standard, accepted order of instrumentation for large ensembles: fl.ob.cl.bsn - hn.tpt.trbn.tba - perc - other - vlnI.vlnII.vla.vlc.db - tape, or electronics. Saxophones appear between clarinet and bassoon.
All other scorings (less than 8 instruments) are listed in full.
When an instrument is listed in parentheses, then this instrument is doubled. "guitar (=electric guitar)" means that the guitarist plays an acoustic, as well as an electric guitar. In an orchestral setting, "1(I=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).1" would resolve to: 1 flute (also playing piccolo), 2 oboes (second oboe also playing cor anglais), 2 clarinets (second clarinet also playing bass clarinet), 1 bassoon. If there is an extra instrument, which is not doubled, then this is expressly written out, e.g. "1(I=picc).2.corA.2.bcl.1.dbn", which unravels to: 1 flute (also playing piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 double bassoon.
Solo instruments in a concerto or chamber setting are written out in front of the ensemble instruments: guitar - 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 - perc - strgs.
Guitar in the Ensemble
Maya Angelou, Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Toni Morrison
Carnegie Hall - Henry R.Kravis in honour of Marie-Joseé Kravis in celebration of her birthday
New York, Carnegie Hall, 22 March 2000: Jessye Norman, soprano / Orchestra of St. Luke's, David Robertson (cond.)