(duration circa 8 minutes)

**The ROTARY Woodwind Quintet was composed in
September 1997, commissioned by Henrik Rolf Hanstein, president of the Cologne
Römerturm Rotary Club. The world première and a second performance
took place on the occasion of the celebration of this club's twenty-fifth
anniversary on October 25th 1997 at Schloß Dyck near Jüchen-Aldenhoven.
The following musicians performed: Helen Bledsoe (flute), Peter Veale (oboe),
Nina Janßen (clarinet), Jan Babinec (horn), Alban Wesly (bassoon).
Stockhausen rehearsed with the musicians for four days.**

**The rotation principle is illustrated in two
ways during each of the four phases I - II - III - IV of the work, which
are connected by sustained chords (fermatas). The three formulas of LIGHT
rotate in the registers and timbres:**

**Phase I: MICHAEL-formula above, EVE-formula
in the middle, LUCIFER-formula below;**

**Phase II: LUCIFER-formula above, MICHAEL-formula
in the middle, EVE-formula below;**

**Phase III: EVE-formula above, LUCIFER-formula
in the middle, MICHAEL-formula below;**

**Phase IV: MICHAEL-formula above, EVE-formula
in the middle, LUCIFER-formula below.**

**A second rotation is composed as spatial music.**