Respighi composed Metamorphoseon in 1930, for the fiftieth anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and it is in fact something of a concerto for orchestra.
The 30-minute long work consists of a theme and twelve variations or 'modes', an allusion to the different ways in which the music can be transformed by allowing various instruments or sections to shine.
- 3-3-3-3, 4-3-3-1, timp., perc., hp., org., strings
- 26 min.
- Set of Parts:
- Includes Strings count 188.8.131.52.2
- Extra Strings:
- 184.108.40.206.2 (only available when purchasing the Set of Parts)