Concerto for strings with harp and percussion

Gary Kulesha
Compositeur
Gary Kulesha
Date de composition : 2001
Durée: 00:21:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Multiple Soloists, Percussion Soloist

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation no. 1:
  • 1 x Vibraphone
  • 1 x Marimba
  • 1 x Harpe
  • 1 x Orchestre à cordes
Notes de programme :
My Concerto for Strings, Harp, and Percussion has some similarities to the concerto grosso format of the Baroque era. There are important solos for the principal players of each section. The continuo of the Baroque concerto is replaced with the combination of harp and mallet percussion. Generally, the outer movements are structured with solos, duets, and trios flanked by tutti statements of the basic themes. However, the second movement owes more allegiance to the symphony, as it is a fast scherzo, totally lacking in any references to the Baroque concerto. The third movement is a dark nocturne, featuring a cello solo.
I have always been interested in the similarities between Baroque music and jazz, and in this piece, I have attempted to find the middle ground. In a Baroque concerto, a solo is generally accompanied by a keyboard instrument playing chords and a cello playing a bass line. In jazz improvisation, a solo is generally accompanied by a keyboard or guitar playing chords and a double bass playing a bass line. The continuo harpsichord and cello function very much like the rhythm section in a jazz band. In my Concerto, there is no Baroque music, and there is no jazz, but in the finale in particular, the duet between the two principal violins and the trio for principal viola, cello, and bass demonstrate a quasi-Baroque counterpoint and rhythm accompanied by a quasi-jazz comping figure in the "rhythm section".
The harp and percussion are not just accompanying instruments, but they are also not soloists. They are not any more or less important than the principal players of the string sections.

Commissioned by: CBC Radio

Renseignements sur la création :
Chan Centre, Vancouver, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi

INFOS SUR LE CATALOGUE :

  • Cote:
  • MI 1740 K96co
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Multiple Soloists, Percussion Soloist
  • Date d'acquisition :
  • November 13, 2007
  • Type:
  • Partition, éditée
  • Description physique :
  • 1 score (ii, 51 p.) ; 43 cm.
    53 pages
    Hauteur: 43 cm
  • Renseignements supplémentaires :
  • Instrumentation: string orchestra, harp, 1 percussion
    Four movements
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