Sheet Music: Score
Cycles-1 : for harpsichord / Lawrence Whiffin.
by Lawrence Whiffin (1978)
This piece was the first of a series of pieces called 'Cycles'. They are all based on a formal plan in which the characteristics and implications of the beginning segments are reflected in each subsequent section, from small to large, as the work develops. All parameters are considered: tempo, duration, texture, dynamics, register, mood, etc. The characteristics of each work create its originality as they do in all music, and a basic tenet of the technique states that "structural discipline permits maximum freedom within the subdivisions of that structure."
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (8p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Difficult from most points of view. Although there are few barlines, the score is less daunting than it seems..
Duration: 4 min.
Related works are Cycles nos 2a (Cadenza for two pianos) and 2b (Sonata for tenor and bass trombones), and Cycles. Cycles 3 was begun but aborted soon after.
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