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NOVELLA

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tbn,org

 

Novella for trombone and organ is a chaconne of 32 variations on a succession of four chords that serve as the harmonic basis for each variation. The work is divided into two large sections, each with its own prelude, recurring theme or refrain, developing theme and episodes. The episodes act as independent digressions, as well as bridges between the thematic statements. the final episode is a cadenza for trombone which occurs just before the last refrain. The sections of Novella unfold more like chapters of a book than acts of a play. Novella was commissioned by and written for Carol Teti and Christian Dickinson.

perlongo_novella_variation_9.mp3

Carol Teti, organ; Christian Dickinson, trombone

CONCERTO FOR VIOLA AND PERCUSSION

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vla, perc quartet

David Liptak's *Concerto for Viola and Percussion, *for solo viola and percussion quartet, was composed for violist John Graham, who gave the first performances of the work in 2006 at the Eastman School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival.

The four movements have descriptive titles:
*1. August Snow, 2. Moving, Perpetually, 3. A Song That Melts, *and *4. Speaking Your Mind.*

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"David Liptak's 'Concerto for Viola and Four Percussion' turned out to be
contemporary music at its level best: It was original and adventurous, but
it wore these attributes lightly and unselfconsciously. The piece used
xylophone, gong, chimes, snare drum and an array of other instrumentsthat
seemingly left no percussion sound unexplored. It was, in effect, a
sparkiling work that included some of the most ardent viola writing
imaginable."   -John Pitcher, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, 4/19/06

Print Edition Price: 

$49.95 score with 5 parts

concertoviolapercivspeakingyourmind.mp3

excerpt, 4th movement, *Speaking Your Mind, *performed by John Graham, viola, and the McCormick Percussion Group.

MUSIC IN THE LANGUAGE OF LIGHT

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Produced and distributed by Hu Ra Records, specializing in Neo-Ancient Music.

website: www.psalmsofra.com

email: [email protected]

08_diaspora.mp3

Movement 8 - Diaspora

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