float, sting

for Sextet

Score and Parts
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In his prefatory remarks at its premiere at the Bang on a Can All-Stars' 2018 People's Commissioning Fund concert, George Lewis described his sextet float, sting as "nine minutes of noisy stuff." The title invokes Muhammad Ali's celebrated epigram, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee / His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see", and the playful violence of the exotic sonorities called for in the score allows the heterogeneous lineup of instruments (clarinet, electric guitar, piano, cello, contrabass, drum set) to spar on equal terms.

float, sting is part of the Peters Contemporary Chamber Series.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP68747
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 32
Duration: 9 Mins
Publication Date: 15/12/2021
Barcode: 9790300762135
ISMN: 9790300762135
Format: 297 x 420 mm
Instrumentation: Cl, EGtr, Pf, Vlc, Cb, Drum Set
Language: English

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