Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
Burn : for violin and piano / Mark Grandison.
by Mark Grandison (2015)
Mark Grandison's Burn was composed specifically for the vibrant, dynamic playing style of the Polish virtuoso violinist, Janusz Wawrowski. A bravura piece came readily to mind, inspired by the incendiary, mutable process of fire. The work commences tentatively, as if sparks are intermittently flicking onto tinder-dry kindling. As the music unfolds one could imagine relentlessly shape-shifting flames taking hold, eventually exploding into an inferno. But the piece is essentially driven by a more abstract notion: one of music in a constant and unpredictable process of metamorphosis, full of tangents and detours, never quite arriving; that is until the final bar. To provide coherency to this through-composed form, almost all passages derive from the opening material: the piano's crisply and briskly arpeggiated 5ths, and the narrow constellation of pitches that form the violin's first lyrical statement.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score 27p. -- B4 (portrait)) and 1 part (12p. -- B4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — for virtuoso level violin and piano
Duration: 9 mins
Dedicated to Janusz Wawrowski
Commissioned by Janusz Wawrowski.
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