Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

The Gliding of the Eagle in the Skies


Original / Hungarian title
The Gliding of the Eagle in the Skies
Foreign language / English title
The Gliding of the Eagle in the Skies
For orchestra
the 30th Anniversary Basque National Orchestra
Year of composition

Symphony orchestra
3 fl. (I-II anche picc., III anche picc., fl.a.), 3 ob. (III anche, 3 cl. in A (III anche cl.b.), 3 fg. (III anche cfg.) - 4 cor., 3 tr., 2 trb., trb.b., tuba - 3 timp. (anche gr.c., sonagli), perc. (3 esec. - I: conga, tmb.b., crot., campli., camp., trg.; II: cajon, high (placed between conductor and concert master); III: cajon, low (placed between conductor and 1st vlc.) - 2 arpa - strings: 14 vl. 1, 12 vl. 2, 10 vla., 8 vlc., 6 cb.
11 min

Movements, parts
One movement

Commissioned by
Euskadiko Orkestra - Basque National Orchestra
Premiere information
15 October, 2012, Pamplona, Spain; Euskadiko Orkestra - Basque National Orchestra, Andrés Orozco-Estrada (cond.)

31 January 2013, Opening of the Bordeaux Auditorium, Bordeaux, France; Orchestra National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Kwamé Ryan (cond.) (Revised version)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music Mainz © 2012, 54 953(On rental)
Available here!
BMC CD 284, 2019 - Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Peter Eötvös (cond.)
Video recording, 2019 - hr-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Péter Eötvös (cond.) (Available on
Verso CD 2143, 2013 - Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi (Basque National Orchestra), Andrés Orozco-Estrada (cond.)
Remarks, other info
Revised: 2012, 2016



Title Publisher
Péter Eötvös: Gliding - Four Works for symphony orchestra BMC Records