Mahogany
for three celli

Composition Date: 2005
Duration: 00:07:30
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Misc. String Trios

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 3 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Mahogany was inspired in part by two very different musical sources. The precise interlocking rhythms, and contour of melodic lines references early 20th century Afro-Cuban music, while the notion of working in vertical space (here, exploring nearly the full compass of the cello's wide range) was drawing partly upon early 20th century Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu. Since the piece was written for three of the same instrument, I was interested in exploring not only the inherent similarities and ability to blend the three voices, but also contrasting more subtle differences in timbre/range, and dynamic shading. Mahogany was written specifically for a concert featuring works for three celli, and received its premiere on 27 August, 2005, by Sue Round, Joseph Elworthy, and Ariel Barnes, at Douglas College Theatre, New Westminster, B.C., Canada.

Premiere Information:
27/08/2005 Douglas College Theatre New Westminster, B.C. Performers: Sue Round, Joseph Elworthy, Ariel Barnes, (celli)

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3132 K741ma
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Misc. String Trios
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • January 28, 2009
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (19 p.) ; 28 cm.
    19 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 18
    3 parts ((18) p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 3 celli
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