Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
Sonatina : for cor anglais / by Brett McKern.
by Brett McKern (2006)
This one movement work (hence Sonatina not Sonata) was commissioned by Rachel Tolmie. It was desirous that there was new Australian music for the Cor Anglais, but the request was for a work that was not of the usual lament-styled writing ascribed to the instrument, but something fun or even comic. In this context this cheeky work has arisen. It has short, regular-length phrases so far as bars, but bars change time signature often. The opening eight bars for the Cor Anglais form a sort of refrain, but the overall form is ternary. The role of the instruments changes from time to time, and the motive from the opening changes parts and function. A canon at the beat (bars 29-32) recurs, as does a swapping between major and minor modes. The juxtaposition of usual chords in unexpected ways for such a tonal work adds to the comic effect, as does the combination of articulations: staccato, accents and slurs. As well as the strong sense of harmony, a rhythmic drive imbues the piece.
Published by: Wirripang  — 1 score 16p. -- A4 (portrait)) and 1 part (3p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 5 mins
Commissioned by Rachel Tolmie.
First performance by Rachel Tolmie — 2006.
Includes programme note and biographical notes on the composer.
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