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Folksongs

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Folksongs

for piccolo, percussion and harp


  • Instrumentation: piccolo, percussion and harp
  • Edition: score and parts
  • Order No.: ED 31035

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Description
Folksongs is a piece about transformation and dichotomy. Its premise is to use very simple, almost homely materials, and to transform and manipulate them in complex ways. The first movement uses a melody that sounds like a traditional Celtic or English pennywhistle tune, with a rhythmic pattern of non-metrically placed accents in the Doumbek, underneath all of which non-tonal and lush harmonies are spun out in the harp. These three strata change places instrumentally throughout the movement. The second movement draws inspiration from a choir singing homophonic music—the collective force of rhythmic unison. Here, the two patterns are rhythmic and melodic: a color and a talea of differing lengths, so that the movement’s completion is not reached until these elements’ ends coincide. The third movement is a piccolo solo, with three punctuating notes at various points from the harp and gong. It is a simple, songful melody: a shepherd playing for himself on a lonely hill. The fourth and final movement is similar to the first in the non-metrically placed accents in the rhythmic patterns of the harp and tongue-drum. The melodic material is drawn from a simple 9-note scale in an E-based mode. The melodic pattern is stated three times at varying speeds in the piccolo, which is joined by a mensuration canon in the harp in the middle of the movement. This piece was premiered by the MAYA trio, for whom it was commissioned and written. - Hannah Lash
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Ralph Kaminsky and Hester Diamond for the MAYA Trio
Content text: I ♩. = 112
II ♩ = 124
III ♩ = 40
IV ♪ = 216
ISBN: 978-1-62721-037-9
Performance duration: 11'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 28. März 2011 New York, NY, Symphony Space (USA) · MAYA Trio
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: pic-perc(doumbek, 5 small bells, small gong, garrahand tongue drum)-hp
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
2019-08-25 | Discoed (United Kingdom), St Michael's Church — 14.30 | national Premiere
2014-01-28 | Birmingham, AL (United States of America), Samford University\'s Brock Recital Hall
2011-03-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), Symphony Space — Cutting Edge Festival | World Premiere
Folksongs is a piece about transformation and dichotomy. Its premise is to use very simple, almost homely materials, and to transform and manipulate them in complex ways. The first movement uses a melody that sounds like a traditional Celtic or English pennywhistle tune, with a rhythmic pattern of non-metrically placed accents in the Doumbek, underneath all of which non-tonal and lush harmonies are spun out in the harp. These three strata change places instrumentally throughout the movement. The second movement draws inspiration from a choir singing homophonic music—the collective force of rhythmic unison. Here, the two patterns are rhythmic and melodic: a color and a talea of differing lengths, so that the movement’s completion is not reached until these elements’ ends coincide. The third movement is a piccolo solo, with three punctuating notes at various points from the harp and gong. It is a simple, songful melody: a shepherd playing for himself on a lonely hill. The fourth and final movement is similar to the first in the non-metrically placed accents in the rhythmic patterns of the harp and tongue-drum. The melodic material is drawn from a simple 9-note scale in an E-based mode. The melodic pattern is stated three times at varying speeds in the piccolo, which is joined by a mensuration canon in the harp in the middle of the movement. This piece was premiered by the MAYA trio, for whom it was commissioned and written. - Hannah Lash
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Ralph Kaminsky and Hester Diamond for the MAYA Trio
Content text: I ♩. = 112
II ♩ = 124
III ♩ = 40
IV ♪ = 216
ISBN: 978-1-62721-037-9
Performance duration: 11'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 28. März 2011 New York, NY, Symphony Space (USA) · MAYA Trio
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: pic-perc(doumbek, 5 small bells, small gong, garrahand tongue drum)-hp
Delivery rights: worldwide
2019-08-25 | Discoed (United Kingdom), St Michael's Church — 14.30 | national Premiere
2014-01-28 | Birmingham, AL (United States of America), Samford University\'s Brock Recital Hall
2011-03-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), Symphony Space — Cutting Edge Festival | World Premiere