Grace
open score for chamber ensemble or string orchestra

Jordan Nobles
Composer
Jordan Nobles
Composition Date: 2009
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Variable Ensemble

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 4 x Unspecified instrument
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x String orchestra
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Programme Note:
I have increasingly become interested in writing music in 'open score' - music not designed to be performed by a specific instrument but by any instrument or ensemble. I have found that the less restrictive and controlling I am in composing a piece the more I enjoy the listening experience. In Grace, the musicians have a series of grace note figures to perform. Which to play, when they play them and in what octave to play them is entirely up to the musician to decide in the moment. Each performance is entirely unique. There is no overt form to the piece just a steadily shifting harmonic canvas. In a way I think of it like composing a Jackson Pollack painting. I don't decide exactly where each note lands on the canvas but I decide the overall harmonic colours involved.

Commissioned by: Ensemble Mujirushi

Premiere Information:
18/11/2009 De Rode Pomp Ghent (Belgium) Ensemble Mujirushi

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8100 N753gr
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Variable Ensemble
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • May 3, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (7 p.) ; 28 cm.
    7 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:

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