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Evan Ziporyn

Hive

for clarinet quartet

2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bass-clarinets in B-flat (with low C extension) (2007)
Duration15-17'
CommissionCommissioned by the University of Minnesota, Duluth for Theodore Schoen
PremiereJuly 3, 2008; ClarinetFest, Kansas City, MO; Laura Arden, David Krakauer, clarinets; Theodore Schoen, Evan Ziporyn, bass clarinets
PublisherPSNY

Media

Program Note

Hive grows out of my experience as an amateur beekeeper, in both sound and structure. Honeybee society predates our own, and in many ways the encounter with the apis is like encountering extraterrestrials, full of shocking similarities and profound differences. Hive is not strictly programmatic, but it does contain elements that come directly out of this encounter. For example, happy bees seem to vibrate a collective "A"; when agitated, this rises to a "C": this is the source of the opening oscillations in the music. The overall shape of the piece - swirls and flight patterns, frenzied accruals, followed by a long, zen-like stasis - mirrors the larger life-cycle of the hive, where the summer's buzz of activity is followed by a unique quasi-hibernation, the throng bundling together for warmth and protection, patiently vibrating their way through the winter. Recording the piece in frozen Minnesota during January, this seemed especially apt.

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Score and part (Digital)

Score and part (Print)

Conductor Score (Print)

Full Score/Violin Part (Print)

Full Score/Violin Part (Digital)

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Piano/Vocal Score (Digital)

Video and instructions (Digital)

Study Score in Two Volumes (Print)

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Full Score/Performance Score (Digital)
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Solo Instrument Score (Print)
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Choral Score (Digital)
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Vocal Score (Digital)

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Choral Score (Print)

Full Score and Solo Part (Print)
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Study Score (Print)

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