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Sheet Music: Score

Monody : for piano and live electronic modulation / Roger Smalley.

by Roger Smalley (1975)


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Monody was composed between October 1971 and February 1972. It is the first piece in which the technique of ring-modulation plays a structural, as opposed to colouristic and decorative, role. This is achieved by restricting the piano part to a single monodic line throughout. Thus only one set of addition and difference tones is produced and their frequencies can be exactly predicted. The pianist controls the frequency of the sine-wave generator by means of a small keyboard which he plays with his left hand. In addition, two drums and four triangles are used to reinforce the lowest and highest difference tones.

Published by: Faber Music [0571505031] — 1 score (10p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Martin Kingsbury.

First performance by Roger Smalley — 4 Mar 72. St. James' Smith Square, London.

Includes performance notes.

Typeset edition.

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