Category:  Symphonic / Orchestral

Duration: 5 to 6 minutes

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Schott Music

Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo)
2 oboes
2 clarinets (B)
bass clarinet (B)
2 bassoons
3 horns (F)
3 trumpets (B)
3 trombones (T T B)
bass tuba
Percussion 1:
triangle, tambourine, temple blocks, small drum, chimes
Percussion 2:
triangle, small drum, 3 suspended cymbals, timbales, large drum
grand string orchestra (Vl1+2 / Vla / Vc / Kb)

Introduction: Prologue:

The Rhine river is the lifeline of the region „Rheinhessen“: therefore it was only reasonable to base this work on the quote of the Greek natural philosopher Heraklit from Ephesos (540-480 B.C.) "PANTA RHEI" ("everything flows") - particularly as the etymological meaning of the name Rhine derives from this famous quote. And since the wine also flows in a strong manner in the Rheinhessen region, the work PANTA RHEI turned into a vigorous fast polka that is intended to make people happy - like a good wine.

Additional remarks: A composition mandate of the project office „RHEINHESSEN 200 Years 1816-2016“

World premiere:  08.07.2016, National Theatre Mainz

Performers at world premiere: 8. Juli 2016 National Theatre Mainz featuring the State Symphony,
conductor: GMD Hermann Bäumer