IGOR TO PLEASE - version for 6 players

IGOR TO PLEASE - version for 6 players

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6 players: Two pianos 4-hands; two toy pianos, and electronic playback
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
10
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3 VERSIONS:

1. for six players: 2 pianos-four hands, 2 toy pianos, and electronics (as recorded on Reference Recordings)
2. solo piano and electronic playback
3. toy piano and electronic playback

Several audio clips are triggered with a small piece of software.

Comments

Composer's note: My lifelong admiration for Stravinsky’s music and the recent centenary celebrations of “The Rite of Spring” prompted me to base this piece on the famous seven-note “Augurs” chord from the Rite (an unusual spacing of an Ab harmonic minor scale). In some parts of the piece, I tried to catch some of the mystery found in the Rite, and, in others, to play with the mysterious catchiness of its rhythm. The stage full of pianos, the jangle of the toy pianos and the bell- like sounds in the electronic part might also bring to mind “Les Noces.” The generating “Augurs” chord in its original setting is only obliquely hinted at, but I like to think that Igor would be pleased.

“Igor to Please” exists in versions for solo piano, solo toy piano, duo piano, and this original version for two pianos four-hands and two toy pianos, each with pre-recorded electronics. The sextet version is dedicated to Nadia Shpachenko, Genevieve Feiwen Lee, Vicki Ray, Aron Kallay, Sarah Gibson, and Thomas Kotcheff, who premiered the piece in 2016.

Igor to Please is available on Reference Recordings FR-726, performed by Nadia Shpachenko, Genevieve Feiwen Lee, Vicki Ray, Aron Kallay, Sarah Gibson, and Thomas Kotcheff.

First Perfomance
Bridges Hall of Music, Claremont, CA 2016
Recording
Reference Recordings FR-72
Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
multiple keyboards
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Files & Media

Audio

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Purchase Options
Print & Ship
$49.95 score
$31.50 set of 4 parts (Piano 1, Piano 2, Toy piano 1, Toy piano 2)
download link for electronics files is made available upon purchase
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