Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Crossing (1970 -1971)

for piano, celesta, vibraphone, guitar, harp, women's choir and two orchestras

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1970 - 1971
    • Duration : 8 mn 30 s
    • Publisher : Salabert, Paris, nº EAS 17978
    • Commission: Space Theater, Exposition 70 à Osaka
Detailed formation
  • soloists : guitar, harp, piano (also celesta), vibraphone
  • women's choir(20 contralto [minimum])
  • 4 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 2 alto flutes), 3 oboes (also 2 English horns), 5 clarinets (also 2 E-flat clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 contrabass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 5 trombones, tuba, 6 percussionists, harp, celesta, 16 violins, 12 second violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : March 1970
    Location :

    Japon, Osaka


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre philharmonique du Japon, direction : Seiji Ozawa.