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Four suits of thirteen : for chamber quartet

by Vincent Giles (2011)

Four suits of thirteen

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Four suits of thirteen : for chamber quartet / Vincent Giles.

Library shelf no. 785.4414/GIL 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

This piece is designed around processes of indeterminacy using cards as the basis for pitch material, each card from A through to Queen represents a different pitch based on a set theory (C=0, C#=1 and so on) while the King represents a wild card. Each movement is quite short and represents a different characteristic of a suit of cards - clubs, diamonds, spades and hearts.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Flute/bass flute, clarinet in B flat, violin, cello.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Hearts -- Diamonds -- Clubs -- Spades -- The Jokers.

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