Swarm Collecting

for Orchestra

Full Score
Out of Stock


The title of Swarm Collecting by Sky Macklay connects the piece to the language of bees, who “dance” in order to lead the other bees in their hive towards some collective goal. In the same way, the 21 instruments of the ensemble seem to communicate via an exchange of musical ideas that gradually build into a buzzing musical swarm. The 11-minute score calls for multiphonics from the double reeds and occasional just-intonation harmonies.

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Swarm Collecting received its world premiere on November 5, 2019 by the L.A. Phil New Music Group under the baton of John Adams.

This score (EP 68738) is available as part of the Peters Contemporary Library. The performance materials are available for hire.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP68738
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 40
Duration: 11 Mins
Publication Date: 13/10/2021
Barcode: 9790300762067
ISMN: 9790300762067
Format: 297 x 420 mm
Language: English

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