Stephen Chatman
Composition Date: 1988
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Harp
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
  • 1 x Double bass
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Chamber orch.
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Programme Note:
Stephen Chatman

Cycles, 1988

Commissioned by: Vancouver New Music Society, with the assistance of the Canada Council

“Cycles is a delicate, soft ‘process’ piece. The work's clearly distinctive sections are defined by consistent timbral, harmonic and melodic ideas. The various ‘cycles’, which form a frequently high and ‘tinkly’ counterpoint of diatonic ostinati, contrast in length, rhythm, shape, and idea. These patterns interact and evolve, ‘weaving’ to create various shapes of musical fabric and texture.”

Premiere Information:
March 16, 1988, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Van., B.C. ; VNMS Ensemble, the composer conducting.


  • Call Number:
  • MI 1200 C494cy
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 2, 1989
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([2], 45 p.) ;
    47 Pages
    Height: 39 cm
    Parts page count: 42
    10 parts ([42] p.) ;
    Height: 39 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • For flute (picc), clarinet (bass clar, E-flat clar), 2 percussion, piano, harp, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass.
    Ms. (photocopy); original in CMC Toronto.
    Commisisoned by the Vancouver New Music Society through The Canada Council.
    Duration: 12:00
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