E Pluribus (Instrumentation & Seating)

INSTRUMENTATION
Woodwinds
3 flutes, 3 doubles on piccolo
2 oboes
1 english horn
2 Bb clarinets, both double on Eb clarinets
1 bass clarinet
2 bassoons
1 contra bassoon

Brass
4 horns
3 trumpets in C
2 trombones
1 bass trombone
1 tuba

Percussion
4 bass drums (all large, same size preferred), 1 tam-tam, 1 suspended cymbals, 2 sets of crotales (1 chromatic octave necessary)—bowed with bass bow, chimes, rain stick, wind chimes (mark tree)

  1. bass drum, crotales 1 (A4, C5, D5, E5, F#5—sounding two octaves higher)
  2. bass drum, sus. Cymbal, tam-tam, crotales 1
  3. bass drum, chimes
  4. bass drum, crotales 2 (G4, B4—sounding two octaves higher) 1 timpanist (3 lower drums)

Strings
12 violin I
10 violin II
9 violas
10 cellos
8 basses

ORCHESTRA SEATING
Standard orchestra setup with timpani in the back center and percussionists flanking the orchestra. Percussion 1 and 2 are to the left, with percussion 1 on the far left. Percussion 3 and 4 to the right side of the orchestra with percussion 4 on the far right.