Beat
for various instrumentation

Derek Charke
Composer
Derek Charke
Composition Date: 2012
Duration: 00:15:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Variable Ensemble

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Unspecified instrument
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Programme Note:
Beat refers to the steady beat that occurs throughout the work. The work is improvisatory in nature and was written for the Halifax based subText Ensemble led by composer Steven Naylor. There should be a small group of players who keep the steady beat throughout and another larger group that performs the pitch and rhythmic material overtop.Open instrumentation with drum-set or percussion. Any combination of instruments can perform this work. Parts are available for:C Treble (flute, oboe, voice, percussion, marimba, harp, piano, guitar, violin, etc.)C Bass (bassoon, trombone, tuba, percussion, marimba, harp, piano, cello, bass, etc.)C Alto Clef (viola, etc.)Bb High (clarinet, etc.)Bb Low (soprano sax, tenor sax, trumpet, etc.)Bb Lowest (bass clarinet, etc.)Eb Treble (alto and baritone saxophone, etc.)F Treble (horn, etc.)Performance Instructions:Order of events:
(1) Percussion starts the piece.
(2) Piano / Bass / Other enters shortly thereafter.
(3) All other instruments follow this entering at random intervals. When you have completed the pitch material (15 or more minutes) stop playing.
(4) Percussion and Piano / Bass / Other ends the piece. Stop together on the and of beat 4. A cue will be necessary.

Premiere Information:
14 November 2012, Denton Hall, Wolfville, Nova Scotia
subText Ensemble: Mark Adam, percussion; Christoph Both, cello; Derek Charke, flute; Steven Naylor, piano; Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet; Tom Roach, percussion

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8100 C473be
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Variable Ensemble
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • September 3, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (landscape)
    1 Page
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 7
    7 parts
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by: subText Ensemble
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