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    Steve Reich's "Double Sextet" Available for Pre-Order with Limited-Edition, Signed Manuscript Page at Nonesuch.com

    The first recording of Steve Reich's Double Sextet and 2x5, due out on Nonesuch on September 14, is now available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store, with high-quality, 320-kbps MP3s of the album included on release day. Starting today, the first 250 pre-orders in the Nonesuch Store include a special limited-edition score page from the piece Double Sextet, printed from a Reich manuscript and then signed by the composer. [Update: These scores are no longer available.]

    Double Sextet, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, is performed here by eighth blackbird. The Philadelphia Inquirer has called Double Sextet "among the finest pieces of our time ... more than earlier Reich, it tips from exaltation to menace on a dime.” Also on the album, Bang on a Can performs 2x5, which expands Reich's musical palate with rock instrumentation and which the group premiered last summer at the Manchester International Festival on a double bill with Kraftwerk.

    To learn more about the album and reserve your copy now, nonesuch.com/albums/double-sextet.

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Steve Reich's "Double Sextet" Available for Pre-Order with Limited-Edition, Signed Manuscript Page at Nonesuch.com

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The first recording of Steve Reich's Double Sextet and 2x5, due out on Nonesuch on September 14, is now available for pre-order in the Nonesuch Store, with high-quality, 320-kbps MP3s of the album included on release day. Starting today, the first 250 pre-orders in the Nonesuch Store include a special limited-edition score page from the piece Double Sextet, printed from a Reich manuscript and then signed by the composer. [Update: These scores are no longer available.]

Double Sextet, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2009, is performed here by eighth blackbird. The Philadelphia Inquirer has called Double Sextet "among the finest pieces of our time ... more than earlier Reich, it tips from exaltation to menace on a dime.” Also on the album, Bang on a Can performs 2x5, which expands Reich's musical palate with rock instrumentation and which the group premiered last summer at the Manchester International Festival on a double bill with Kraftwerk.

To learn more about the album and reserve your copy now, nonesuch.com/albums/double-sextet.

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Steve Reich: "Double Sextet / 2x5" with manuscript

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