Stereophonic music for two chamber ensembles

Paul Frehner
Paul Frehner
Composition Date: 2005
Revision Date: 2006
Duration: 00:17:30
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 2 x Horn
  • 2 x Trumpet
  • 2 x Trombone
  • 3 x Percussion
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Organ
  • 4 x Violin
  • 2 x Viola
  • 2 x Violoncello
  • 2 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 2 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
Lila is a Hindustani myth of creation in which Brahman transfrms himself into the world. It's a "rhythmic play which goes on in endless cycles, the One becoming the many and the many returning into the ONe."
In this myth I can see a parallel to the experience and process of composing music. I often find that a single musical idea sill come from nowhere, as if it were coming out of a void, and that once it has been clarified, music can go forth from it in many possible directions. Ultimately, one has to be chosen, but I believe each piece has many possible pathways most of which are left unexplored.
In my work there is a play of musical transformantion in which each section contains seeds of ideas that can be developed into something new. The potential of some of these ideas are fulfilled during the course of the piece while others are left untapped. Perhaps they will reach a fuller state of expression in another piece.
In Lila there are no obvious audible references to Eastern musical tradition. The rhythmic and metric aspects of the score, hewever, are governed by a personal interpretation and application of Jhumra, a 14-beat cyclical metric structure used in East Indian classical music tradition.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1100 F861lil 2006
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Full Orchestra (20 or more)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 10, 2007
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 partition (ii, 70 p.) ; 43 cm.
    72 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Pour deux ensembles de chambres (1(picc)111, 1110, pno, perc(2), strings -- 1(picc)1(eng.horn)11, 1110, organ, perc, strings).
    Composé en 2005, révisé en 2006.
    Commande de Soundstrams Canada pour l'Ensemble contemporain de Montréal et l'ensemble Bit 20.
    Photocopie; l'original se trouve au CMC Montréal.
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