Magic Spell
pour saxophone alto et quatuor à cordes

Marc Patch
Composer
Marc Patch
Composition Date: 1989
Duration: 00:19:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quintets, Woodwind(s), Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Saxophone
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
Programme Note:
[Magic Spell] is governed by an eight note cell. The first section states the serie linearly in the order first given. The saxophone has the leading melody, the strings sustaining certain pitches to create the harmonic web. The second section exposes the serie in a different order (different “Spelling”); one that follows a modal scale. The spirit and the rhythm of this section is modeled after the gigue. Then follows a section of transfer in between the saxophone and the strings; the saxophone states a 12 note melody while the strings are on unisson on “g” during 12 rhythmic units. Then the saxophone “looses” a pitch which is transfered to the strings, this occuring in 11 units of time and so on until the strings get the chromatic total to sustain the only pitch “g” left at the saxophone for one unit of time. Then follows a contrapuntal section with a strong cadential character that uses all the motives that were generated by the different “Spellings” of the original cell.

Marc Patch

Premiere Information:
En avril 1989, Université McGill, Montréal, Québec; Daniel Gauthier, saxophone et Quatuor Montmorency.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8513 P294ma 1989
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Quintets, Woodwind(s), Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 12, 2018
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (38 p.) ; 17 X 43
    38 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 17 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • En un mouvement
    Pour saxophone alto et quatuor à cordes

    Oeuvre déposée au CMC Québec
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