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Objects In Mirror

Objects In Mirror

for chamber orchestra


  • Instrumentation: chamber orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
description
Utilizing the same three-movement form as the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, I took some of Bach’s ideas and expressed them in my own language. Rhythmic propulsion, ceaseless motion and jazz-like harmonic movement (a few centuries early) are three of the notions I worked with. I borrowed some very brief note sequences which I developed into themes, and let the trumpet rest during the entire first and third movements (Bach had him rest during the second), to create a kind of mirror-symmetry. And just for fun, each movement has the exact same number of bars as the original. Douglas J. Cuomo
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Orchestra of the Swan for their 21st Anniversary season, generously supported by Arts Council England
Content text: I Elliptical Sewing Machine
II Ballad
III Squabble
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 8. November 2016 Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford ArtsHouse (UK) · Diane Clark, flute; Victoria Brawn, oboe; Hugh Davies, trumpet; David Le Page, violin · Dirigent: David Curtis · Orchestra of the Swan
Year of composition: 2016
instrumentation: fl.ob-tpt in C-hpd-solo vn-str
Performances
Conductor: David Curtis
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan
2016-11-09 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Town Hall — 14:30
Conductor: David Curtis
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan
2016-11-08 | Stratford-upon-Avon (United Kingdom), Stratford ArtsHouse — 19:30 | World Premiere
Utilizing the same three-movement form as the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, I took some of Bach’s ideas and expressed them in my own language. Rhythmic propulsion, ceaseless motion and jazz-like harmonic movement (a few centuries early) are three of the notions I worked with. I borrowed some very brief note sequences which I developed into themes, and let the trumpet rest during the entire first and third movements (Bach had him rest during the second), to create a kind of mirror-symmetry. And just for fun, each movement has the exact same number of bars as the original. Douglas J. Cuomo
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Orchestra of the Swan for their 21st Anniversary season, generously supported by Arts Council England
Content text: I Elliptical Sewing Machine
II Ballad
III Squabble
Performance duration: 12'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 8. November 2016 Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford ArtsHouse (UK) · Diane Clark, flute; Victoria Brawn, oboe; Hugh Davies, trumpet; David Le Page, violin · Dirigent: David Curtis · Orchestra of the Swan
Year of composition: 2016
instrumentation: fl.ob-tpt in C-hpd-solo vn-str
Conductor: David Curtis
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan
2016-11-09 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Town Hall — 14:30
Conductor: David Curtis
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Swan
2016-11-08 | Stratford-upon-Avon (United Kingdom), Stratford ArtsHouse — 19:30 | World Premiere