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Dancing at the Camerata

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Dancing at the Camerata : for brass quintet / Maria Grenfell.

by Maria Grenfell (2003)

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  • Instrumentation: Horn in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, tuba.


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The Florentine Camerata was a group of musicians and 'literati' of the late sixteenth century that gathered to discuss the changing musical practices of the day, and saw the development of Baroque monodic vocal style and the first opera, 'Euridice.' The Camerata would engage in fierce debates about dissonance and counterpoint, and helped usher in a new era that strived to capture the emotion of the text in the music. During this period, music that included brass instruments was widely performed. Impressions of the Florentine Camerata, brass music, and Baroque ornamentation and dissonance were the inspiration for this piece: a madrigal, a recitative, and a quirky tango.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 5 performance parts (30p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 10 mins

Contents note:

I. Madrigali -- II Recitativo -- III. Tango.

Commissioned by Ars Musica Australis for performance by Australian Youth Orchestra.

First performance by Australian Youth Orchestra Brass Quintet — 23 Oct 03. Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, NSW

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ISMN: M-67300-120-6

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