Concertino for piano and chamber orchestra

Butler, Martin (2003) Concertino for piano and chamber orchestra. [Composition]

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The three movements are designed to contrast and complement one another. The first, Waltzes and Marches, constantly alternates these two dance genres, sometimes in surprising ways, sometimes so that their differences become indistinct. The second movement, Nocturne, suggests the gentle movement and reflected light of a child's mobile. The last movement is a frenetic (although quite light-textured) Toccata in which the piano plays rapid figuration between the hands almost continuously throughout, ending with a quiet little chorale followed by a last upward flourish and a bang.

Item Type: Composition
Additional Information: Work for Piano and chamber orchestra, 17 minutes, commissioned by the Chetham's School of Music and premiered by Murray McLaughlin and the Chetham's Symphony Orhestra in December, 2002. Orchestration:- pn solo, 2 fl (II+picc), 2 cl (II+bcl), 2 hn, 2 perc (tamb, sus cym, timb, toy drum, crash cym, tom, vib, glock, temp blk, BD, tri, marac, cas, tbells, whip, w blk), str. Score ISBN:-978-0-19-355798-7
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Martin Butler
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:28
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 15:23
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