Falling Man for Baritone and Orchestra

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EBM EBM0610230/ HL 45131

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
Baritone: 2+Picc.2+EH.2.2+CtrBsn: Asax: Timp. Perc(4).Pno.Hp: Str
FALLING MAN for baritone and orchestra are based on Don DeLillo's 2007 novel about the events, aftermath, and changed lives of 9/11, a book which enthralled Kenneth Fuchs.  DeLillo's unflinching description of raw terror and absolute chaos provided a standpoint from which Fuchs could begin to come to terms as a composer with the shocking and world-changing events of that fateful morning.  The work is cast in the form of a dramatic scena for baritone voice and orchestra, and the principal melodic and harmonic elements are organized around a falling twelve-tone theme.  Recorded by JoAnn Falletta and the London Symphony Orchestra with baritone Roderick Williams at Abbey Road Studio, Naxos CD “Falling Man” 8.559753.  "This is a wonderfully recorded disc that should continue to gain Fuchs the notoriety he so deserves." --Steven Bergman, Edge A chamber version for baritone and mixed octet, arranged by David Krane, is also available from the publisher.