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Ballistic variations

Sheet Music: Score

Ballistic variations : for chamber orchestra / Mark Grandison.

by Mark Grandison (2012)

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  • Instrumentation: 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), oboe, clarinet in B flat 1 (doubling Eb clarinet), clarinet in B flat 2 (doubling bass clarinet), soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, bassoon, horn in F,  trumpet in C, bass trombone, tuba, percussion (2 players), piano, harp, strings.
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Ballistic Variations crackles along with a relentless surface tension that frequently releases into incendiary outbursts. A minimal amount of pitch material is employed to counter the constantly febrile and restless character of the other musical elements. The work employs only one scale - the lydian-dominant - and large sections of the work remain entirely diatonic. It is based entirely on just two pitch motifs that each employs a unique ordering all seven notes of the scale.

The variations proceed not by the traditional method of working a set thematic passage with defined harmonic content, but through a continuous 're-dressing' of the pitch motifs in different rhythmic and tone-colour guises. Variation often proceeds vigorously via continual reiteration of both motifs, often simultaneously in different layers of the texture whilst becoming increasingly frantic in tone. Sections alternate additively and feverishly.



Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (112p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 28 mins

Contents note:

In 3 movts.

First performance by Modern Music Ensemble, Sydney Conservatorium — 30 May 14. Sydney Conservatorium

Includes program notes.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720142-45-6

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