Felinicity
for three trombones and piano

Composition Date: 2000
Duration: 00:09:00
Genre: Brass, + Keyboard, Trombone Trios

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Piano
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Programme Note:
Felinicity was written in one movement and includes quasi-programmatic musical references to the life of a cat. The music begins with a gentle lullaby as the cat sleeps; the trombones present a rising and falling chromatic accompaniment derived from major seconds and major/minor thirds over which the piano’s melody sings freely. The cat’s sleep is interrupted by a playful dream and the piano and bass trombone introduce a short, energetic rhythmic idea consisting of groupings of two and three eight notes preceded by an upbeat. Following this, the lullaby returns until the cat awakens and the fun begins. The bass trombone and piano reintroduce the rhythmic accompaniment presented earlier as a dream, and the two tenor trombones enjoy energetic, rhythmic melodies as they play as soloists and then join together. The playful activity continues as the musical ideas are well developed until finally the cat is exhausted and returns to sleeping.My compositional language throughout this work is derived from both traditional and contemporary techniques in my search for new and interesting harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic combinations. Two prominent characteristics in this music are the use of additive or multi-metric rhythms, and the juxtaposition of the major seconds of A and B flat or D and E flat with their naturals. Much of the harmonic and melodic material is derived from this simple but effective contrast.

Premiere Information:
19 July 2001, Kirk of St. James Church, ttetown, PEI
Dale Sorensen and Eric Mathis, tenor trombones; Bob Nicholson, bass trombone; Fran McBurnie, piano.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 6233 G478fel
  • Genre:
  • Brass, + Keyboard, Trombone Trios
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 17, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (27 p,);
    27 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 19
    3 parts ([19] p.);
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:

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