Karim Al-Zand: Music: Triton and the Giants


Triton and the Giants

a tone poem for wind ensemble

imageIn Greek mythology Triton was a minor sea-god, son of the Olympian Poseidon. Triton is commonly portrayed as a merman, that is, with a human torso and the lower body of a fish. He possessed a large conch shell, the blowing of which could agitate or calm the seas. In the battle between the gods and the giants he aided Zeus by raising such a terrifying sound with his conch shell trumpet, that the frightened giants fled. Triton and the Giants depicts this colossal confrontation.

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DATE
2001

DURATION
7 minutes

INSTRUMENTATION
wind ensemble: 2*2*3*2* 4321, bass clarinet, euphonium, 2 tubas, 2 contrabasses, harp, piano, timpani, 3 percussion

COMMISSION
ASCAP/SCI (competition winner)

PREMIÈRE
March 1, 2001, Auer Hall, Bloomington IN
Indiana University Wind Ensemble | Ray Cramer, director


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