New Piece


variable duration


Edition Peters

Instrumentation Notes

chamber ensemble

Program Notes

[This score was previously self-published by Earle Brown. It is available as facsimile print from Edition Peters as of 2007.]

NEW PIECE is related to the “Modules” series for large orchestra but is texturally much more simple. Each of four groups of instruments is orchestrated on a single interval: 5ths, octaves, minor 9ths, and 10ths. The conductor may combine, shape and form them in various ways, as in “Modules” – a simple sonic event.
—Earle Brown

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New Piece

Selected Performances

July 21, 2016 • Athens, Greece

performed by The Ritsos Project

June 1, 2006 • London

Ensemble: LontanoConductor: Dan Asia

January 15, 1995 • Leipzig

Conductor: Earle Brown

May 19, 1990 • Lee Chapel, Washington and Lee University

Ensemble: The Sonoklect Ensemble, The Washington and Lee New Music Ensemble, Washington and Lee University musicians, Lexington musiciansConductor: Earle Brown

May 11, 1987 • Auditorium RAI, Rome

Ensemble: Ensemble Gruppo Musica d'OggiConductor: Earle Brown

August 4, 1981 • Aspen Music Festival

Conductor: Earle Brown

February 6, 1972 • Peabody Conservatory of Music

November 12, 1971 • New York University

Ensemble: The former Juilliard Chamber EnsembleConductor: Earle Brown

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cover of Mode Records 179, Tracer

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