30 Canons on themes from 'As you like it' : for diverse instruments
by Justin McKay (2013)
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This suite of canons grew out of the themes written for Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', and many were used in the July 2013 production. Featured are many different canonic techniques. The suite cycles through all 24 major and minor keys.
Instrumentation: Diverse instruments: Melodica, organ, flute, oboe, 2 celli, 2 bassoons, trumpet, voices, viola.
Duration: 36 min.
Difficulty: Easy — Level of difficulty is variable, but many are of modest difficulty
First performance: Jul 13. Apollo Shakespeare Festival, July 2013
The composer notes the following influences, genres etc associated with the work:
Canon, 'Greenshow music', retrograde, augmentation canon, canons at a variety of intervals (unison up to tenth)
Composer has left the instrumentation for the majority of the pieces open, as they are playable on many different combinations of instruments.
- In the form/style of: Canons
Performances of this work
Jul 13: Apollo Shakespeare Festival, July 2013
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