Repertoire Search

Michael Gordon

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Weather One (for string sextet) (1997)
Red Poppy
Small Ensemble (2-6 players)
Year Composed
20 Minutes
Programme Note
Michael Gordon Weather One (for string sextet) (1997)

Composer note:
Weather One is the first movement from my piece for string orchestra, Weather, in an arrangement for string sextet. Weather was commissioned by the Seimans Foundation for the German-based string orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz. Inspired by the chaotic scheme of Weather patterns, I wondered how these might transfer musically, as if the past several hundred years of musical ideas were swirling around, and I could just grab things I liked and build on them.

Weather One is influenced by Vivaldi's motoric string writing and use of canons, where the melody played by an instrument is immediately played by another in close succession.

––Michael Gordon


  • 08 DEC 2019
    Tambora; Giuseppe Spota, Choreography
    Staatstheater / Mainz / Germany
    Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
    Hermann Bäumer, conductor

    Other Dates:
    15,30 December; 2,8,12,17,21 January 2020; 1 February 2020 - Staatstheater / Mainz / Germany
  • 28 MAR 2020
    Shakespeare in Motion; Stéphen Delattre and Jörg Mannes, Choreography
    Landestheater / Detmold / Germany
    Symphonisches Orchester Detmold

    Other Dates:
    9,17,19,24 April; 3,20 May; 6 June - Landestheater / Detmold / Germany

Close X

Newsletter Signup

Enter your email address to keep up to date with the latest news and special offers from Music Sales Classical.
Your data is secure and you can unsubscribe at any time. Read our Privacy Policy

Click here to receive regular news
© Copyright 2019 Music Sales Classical. Part of the Music Sales Group.