KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN

Stockhausen CD's

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
PUNKTE / POINTS

Orchestra

3   flutes (all 3 also piccolo, 3rd also alto flute)
3   oboes (1st also oboe d'amore, 3rd also english horn)
1   piccolo clarinet ( in )
1   clarinet ( in )
1   bass clarinet
3   bassoons (3rd also contra-bassoon)
3   horns (1st high, 2nd middle, 3rd low) with mutes
3   trumpets                   each trumpeter and each trombonist has three mutes
                                        (choose special sizes for bass trombone)
                                        pointed mute / cup mute / wawa mute:
                                         covered by the hand
                                         open
                                         continuous transitions from
                                        covered to open and vice vera
1   tenor trombone        each trumpeter and each trombonist has three mutes
                                        (choose special sizes for bass trombone)
                                        pointed mute / cup mute / wawa mute:
                                         covered by the hand
                                         open
                                         continuous transitions from
                                        covered to open and vice vera
1   bass trombone
(or tenor trombone with bass valve)
                                        each trumpeter and each trombonist has three mutes
                                        (choose special sizes for bass trombone)
                                        pointed mute / cup mute / wawa mute:
                                         covered by the hand
                                         open
                                         continuous transitions from
                                        covered to open and vice vera
1   bass tuba (with mute)
2   pianos (2nd also celesta)
2   harps
3   percussionists: 1st: tubular chimes, glockenspiel, 2 pedal timpani (high, low)
2nd:   vibraphone hard mallets or sticks
                                                              soft mallets or sticks
                                                               use various kinds of hard and soft mallets
                                                               and sticks according to the directions of the
                                                               conductor
3rd:   marimbaphone hard mallets or sticks
                                                                    soft mallets or sticks
                                                                    use various kinds of hard and soft mallets
                                                                    and sticks according to the directions of the
                                                                    conductor
8   1st   violins                  all soloistic
8   2nd   violins                 all soloistic
8   violas                            all soloistic
6   cellos                            all soloistic
4   basses                           all soloistic

All notes sound as written. An accidental ( , , ) applies only to the note before which it stands.

 

SupplementPUNKTE (POINTS) for Orchestra

1) the two harps with 2 microphones each: one placed low and one
     high next to the strings;

2) the two pianos (without lids!) with 2 microphones each: one placed over
     the highest octave, and the other one next to it pointed diagonally towards the
     lower strings and aimed at C1

3) the 4 double-basses with one microphone each.

4) The conductor and sound projectionist should be able to communicate
     with the orchestra and with each other via 2 transmitters. For this they also
     need 2 monitor loudspeakers on the stage and one at the mixing console.

In the middle of the hall, a sound projectionist at a small mixer (14 2) controls the dynamic balance between these instruments and the orchestra, as well as the dynamic level of the transmitters.

For the amplification, 2 x 2 loudspeakers are suspended about 4 m high at the left and right sides of the orchestra:

The amplification of the instruments mentioned is also necessary during the rehearsals.

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