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Argoru I

Argoru I

for piano


  • Instrumentation: piano
  • Edition: sheet music
  • Order No.: ED 30022
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Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.08 kg

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Description
The word argoru comes from the Ghanaian Twi language and means "to play." ARGORU I for piano is the first in a series of virtuoso pieces for solo instruments, including cello, flute, viola, bass clarinet, alto flute, marimba, vibraphone and snare drum. To play ARGORU I, the performer must be prepared to explore complex rhythmic and melodic gestures and sudden shifts of dynamics and range. The melodic lines bounce along like atonal jazz riffs, violently interrupted by clusters that serve as tonal pillars. The material is precisely notated until it climaxes in a burst of controlled improvisation. An intellectually rigorous work, ARGORU I nevertheless maintains a playfulness and spontaneity. ARGORU I was composed for pianist Lea Bissell and was premiered on May 1, 1970 in Sprague Memorial Hall at Yale University.
– Laura Gordy (2009)
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Lea Bissell
ISBN: 978-1-4234-8888-0
ISMN: 979-0-60001-055-4
Performance duration: 6' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
UPC: 884088466572
Uraufführung : 1. Mai 1970 New Haven, CT, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University (USA) · Lea Bissell, piano
Year of composition: 1970
Performances
2016-03-10 | Brooklyn, NY (United States of America), Roulette Intermedium
1970-05-01 | New Haven, CT (United States of America), Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University | World Premiere
The word argoru comes from the Ghanaian Twi language and means "to play." ARGORU I for piano is the first in a series of virtuoso pieces for solo instruments, including cello, flute, viola, bass clarinet, alto flute, marimba, vibraphone and snare drum. To play ARGORU I, the performer must be prepared to explore complex rhythmic and melodic gestures and sudden shifts of dynamics and range. The melodic lines bounce along like atonal jazz riffs, violently interrupted by clusters that serve as tonal pillars. The material is precisely notated until it climaxes in a burst of controlled improvisation. An intellectually rigorous work, ARGORU I nevertheless maintains a playfulness and spontaneity. ARGORU I was composed for pianist Lea Bissell and was premiered on May 1, 1970 in Sprague Memorial Hall at Yale University.
– Laura Gordy (2009)
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Lea Bissell
ISBN: 978-1-4234-8888-0
ISMN: 979-0-60001-055-4
Performance duration: 6' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
UPC: 884088466572
Uraufführung : 1. Mai 1970 New Haven, CT, Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University (USA) · Lea Bissell, piano
Year of composition: 1970
2016-03-10 | Brooklyn, NY (United States of America), Roulette Intermedium
1970-05-01 | New Haven, CT (United States of America), Sprague Memorial Hall, Yale University | World Premiere