soprano (3), deaf mute soloist (3), chorus - solo electric guitar - flute, bass oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn, trumpet (2), trombone, double bass trombone, percussion (3), piano (=keyboard, celesta), strings (22.214.171.124.2.) - live electronics (GOGH)
Explanation of the instrumentation string
Guitar(s) and other plucked instruments
contrabass clarinet (or double bass clarinet)
contrabassoon (or double bassoon)
double bass (or contra bass)
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 - 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52 - perc - strgs.
Stage Work with Guitar
Georg Büchner, Martin Luther, Theodor Fontane, Helmut Oehring and Book of Revelations
Theater Aachen, funds provided by Kultursekretariat NRW and Ministerium für Städtebau und Wohnen, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen from the fund Neues Musiktheater
Aachen, Theater Aachen, 26 June 2004: Orchestra and Choir of the Theatre Aachen, Jeremy Hulin (cond.) / Michael Simon (dir.)