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Miniature IV : for flute, B flat clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano.

by Carl Vine (1988)

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Performance by Australia Ensemble from the CD Samsara

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Library shelf no. CD 295 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Miniature IV is a single movement work in three sections. The first grows from the scalar movement at the opening, progressing freely through a series of continuous variations. This leads directly to the central section, which is marked by an argumentative duet between flute and clarinet. This settles, in turn, into a meditative clarinet solo commented upon by flute intrusions. A faster duet leads to the motto perpetuo finale.

Throughout the work, the ensemble is divided into three groups : the violin, viola and cello form a ripieno accompanying trio; the piano, occasionally soloistic, most frequently functions in an accompanying or "commenting" fashion; while at the top of the ensemble, flute and clarinet either alternate or function jointly as a solo unit. The piece is based quite conspicuously, therefore, on the classical concerto model.

Work Details

Year: 1988

Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo), Bb clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano.

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Commission note: Commissioned by Australia Ensemble with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.

First performance: by Australia Ensemble — 7 May 88. Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia

Performances of this work

7 May 88: Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia. Featuring Australia Ensemble.

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