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Mandala 3 / David Lumsdaine.
by David Lumsdaine (1978)
Mandala 3 consists of three parts: Chorus, Sonata, Ruhe sanfte. The Chorus is a somewhat anachronistic transcription of the original Bach for flute, clarinet, viola, cello and piano which gives way to the formal sonata played by the winds and strings. A Chinese temple bell occasionally drifts across the sonata, as does the piano, with fragments of the chorus. In turn, the sonata gives way to Ruhe sanfte. During this last movement, the wind and strings offer quiet reflections to the piano's music and, towards the end, they complete the Bach chorus.
The musical elements, occupying quite different temporal planes and harmonic styles, are apparently very disparate; the new work became another Mandala in so far as it is a meditation on the possibility of discovering a unity at the music's source.
Published by: University of York Music Press [UYMP 0089] — 1 score (31p. -- B4 (portrait))
Duration: 34 min.
1. Transcription of Chorus from St Matthew Passion, no. 78 -- 2. Sonata -- 3. Ruhe sanfte, sanfte ruh' : piano solo with reflections.
Includes programme and performance notes.
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