B-A-C-HOMAGE

Composer: 
Elizabeth R. Austin
viola, piano work based on permutations of the chromatic motive of BACH’s name
Instrumentation freestyle: 
viola, piano
Year Authored: 
2007
Duration (min): 
9
Movements-Titles: 
B-A-C-HOMAGE
Movements-Titles: 
“Ich bin’s, Nachtigall” (I am the one, Nightingale)

Ensemble Type

Instruments

Publisher: 
ACA

Composer's note: As I worked on the various pitch orders of the chromatic motive of BACH’s name (“H” being B flat in German), I noticed that the retrograde inversion is identical to the original pattern intervallically, only transposed a half step higher. How like the rounded, circular music of this man! His ever-recurring themes move through time and space in fresh and ingenious paths, saying all there is to say and no more, no less.

List Price: 
$12 score and part