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Three grounds : for soprano saxophone, violin, double bass and piano

by Robert Davidson (1994)

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Work Overview

This work celebrates counterpoint. It is based on three successive ground basses, above which are played canons and intricately woven polyphonic melodies.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: Soprano saxophone, violin, double bass, piano.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Semiquavers at 152 bpm

Dedication note: Dedicated to Kylie Davidson

Commission note: Commissioned by Music for the Heart and Mind

First performance: by Robert Davidson, Kylie Davidson, John Babbage, Christa Powell — 22 Apr 94. Music for the Heart and Mind, St Mary's Church, Brisbane

This was the first work composed for what was to become Topology several years later

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Performances of this work

22 Apr 94: Music for the Heart and Mind, St Mary's Church, Brisbane. Featuring Robert Davidson, Kylie Davidson, John Babbage, Christa Powell.

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