Elemental
for violin and percussion

Jeffrey Ryan
Composer
Jeffrey Ryan
Composition Date: 1992
Revision Date: 1992
Duration: 00:12:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Duos, Percussion, Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Violin
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Programme Note:
The four movements of this sonata for violin and percussion depict the four elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Musically, the movements are connected in a way similar to the elements they represent: Earth emphasises the lifesource using primordial drones and drumming; Water springs fourth from Earth, then evaporates and ascends into Air, which in turn provides the sustenance for Fire, whose blaze replenishes the Earth. This cycle of energy is reflected in the progression from low to high register, and in the percussion instruments, which frame the delicate central movements with vigorous drumming.

Premiere Information:
Jan. 31, 1993, Kulas Hall, Cleveland, OH; Anna Hughes, violon, Matthew Bassett, percussion.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8233 R988eL
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Duos, Percussion, Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 2, 1996
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([2], 15 p.) + 2 parts ([26] p.) ;
    17 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 26
  • Additional Information:
  • Duration: 12'
    Photocopy ; master copy of score and parts in CMC Toronto.
    Sonata for violin and percussion.

    Earth -- Water -- Air -- Fire.
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