Instrumenation orchestral works

Instrumentation Works for Orchestra

Stockhausen Complete Edition on CD

Since 1991, a complete edition of all recordings in which Karlheinz Stockhausen has personally participated is being released on compact discs. Each CD in this series is identified by Stockhausen's signature followed by an encircled number. The numbers indicate the general historical order of the works.
Stockhausen realised the electronic music and participated in these recordings as conductor, performer, sound projectionist, and musical director. He personally mixed down the recordings, mastered them for CDs, wrote the texts and drew the covers.

  • The compact discs may be obtained from the Stockhausen-Verlag: Kettenberg 15, 51515 Kuerten, Germany (www.stockhausenCDs.com).

Karlheinz Stockhausen
Instrumentation Works for Orchestra
DIENSTAGS-GRUSS [Tuesday Greeting]



Two choirs and instrumental ensembles stand on elevated podia or balconies at the right and left behind the audience or at the rear sides of the audience:

a MICHAEL-ensemble (light blue) at the right behind the audience: sopranos and tenors of the choir and 9 trumpeters with synthesizer player I, led by a 1st conductor;
a LUCIFER-ensemble (shiny black) at the left behind the audience: altos and basses of the choir and 9 trombonists with synthesizer player II, led by a co-conductor.

The 9 trumpeters, 9 trombonists and the synthesizer players must be positioned even higher than the choir (on podia).
    The numbers of voices in the choir should be such that the four choir groups sound equally loud. Thus it is perhaps necessary to use more altos and basses, for example: 12 sopranos, l2 tenors — 16 altos, l6 basses.