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You may want to check out Tuning Up by Edgard Varèse. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but it's an earlier example than the Corigliano mentioned earlier. I also wanted to mention a story I once heard. It may be apocryphal, but I don't believe it was. I've forgotten the source, so I wanted to share it in case anyone else knows any more details: A ...


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John Corigliano's oboe concerto starts with the oboe tuning, as part of the first movement. I have no idea how it's notated for the ensemble, though knowing the composer, I doubt it's very precise.



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