Miniatures
for flute, cello and piano

Dorothy Chang
Composer
Dorothy Chang
Composition Date: 1998
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s), Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Miniatures was written a set of five short etudes, each based on a specific musical concept that explores texture, gesture, or colour. The first etude, "angel voices", begins with each of the instruments assigned to a particular role: melody, accompaniment, or timbral/percussive elements. In each successive phrase, the instruments trade roles, weaving a constantly shifting yet seamless texture of melody, harmony and timbral embellishment. "drowning music" is an interplay of two contrasting textures. The tranquility of the opening line in the flute and cello gradually transforms in reaction to the violent and jagged outbursts in the piano. "interlude" focuses on using colour rather than melody to express a musical phrase. Motion is created through the juxtaposition of various textures and timbres. "chunks" is a patchwork of contrasting and disconnected musical ideas. These separate musical building blocks are linked together to create longer phrases that form the overall structure of the movement. In "chanson", a single continuous melody is passed from one instrument to another, each voice fading away as the following one enters. "Miniatures" was written in 1998 for the Feliano Trio.

Premiere Information:
May 21, 1999, Maritime Conservatory Recital Hall, Halifax; Feliano Trio: Paolo Bortolussi, flute; Andrea Yun, cello; Maya Hartman, piano

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8315 C456min 1998
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s), Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 14, 2006
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score ([5], 12 p.) ; 28 cm.
    17 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 10
    2 parts ([10] p.) ; 28 cm
    Height: 28 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Flute, cello, piano.

    Photocopy; master of score and parts at CMC Toronto.
    1. angel voices -- 2. drowning music -- 3. interlude -- 4. chunks -- 5. chanson
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