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No. 5: 22.214.171.124-126.96.36.199-Timp-188.8.131.52.4
No. 6: 2(flt.af/picc).2(ob.ca).2(clar.clar/bclar).2(bsn.bsn/cbsn)-2.2.3(atbn.ttbn.btbn).0-Timp-184.108.40.206.4
Little Symphony No. 5
I. Winter Palace
II. Dark Forest
III. Fairy Tale
IV. Ghost Variations
Little Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”
I. Mountains: Peaks – Slopes – Scree
II. Fields: Shepherds – Hunters – Tilling the Soil
III. Storm: Woods – Cloudburst – In a Glade
IV. Tombs: Tablets – Inscriptions – Campo Santo
Little Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6
Each movement of Little Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” depicts an arcadian natural setting and is roughly divided into three scenes.
Mountains: The symphony begins in a soaring mountain range amongst dramatic Peaks, summits rising from churning bedrock, creating steep Slopes down which stones slide and tumble, creating jagged fragments of Scree.
Fields: Shepherds descend from the mountains, fields stretching out before them as their plaintive pipes mix with the echoing horns of Hunters sounding in the distance. Meanwhile, farmers are Tilling the Soil, renewing their bonds with the land as they work with all that’s come before.
Storm: Mighty Woods, resplendent and regal, tower above the fields. Suddenly a Cloudburst sends everyone scurrying for cover. After the storm breaks, the shepherds are found tending their gentle flock In a Glade.
Tombs: Nature persists, but man passes on. Tablets remember the names of those who came before, and Inscriptions describe their deeds on this earth. In a hushed Campo Santo they rest as great mountains rise and fall around them, insensible to the frail follies of humanity.