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for chamber ensemble

One of the composer's early works, this five-movement chamber piece fuses contemporary post-tonal harmonies and Blues sounds. Each of the short movements offers a fragmented variation on a theme, which itself is only fully stated in the climactic final movement. Drawing on parallels between the suffering expressed in Blues lyrics and Greek tragedy, with each movement named after a famous Blues song, the work explores this universal topic across different cultures and eras.

Instrumentation: ob, clar, bsn, hn, pno

Details

Year:
2011
Category:
Chamber (3 - 6 players)
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Recordings:
Minutes:
7
Total Number of Instruments:
5

Instrumentation

Bassoon
1
Clarinet
1
French horn
1
Oboe
1
Piano
1

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