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48 fugues for Frank

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48 fugues for Frank : ten pieces for solo piano / Michael Kieran Harvey.

by Michael Kieran Harvey (2009)


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Each of these ten pieces uses four or five ideas inspired by, reacting to, or developing some of Zappa's signature techniques. The conceit of using the number 48 in the title, which refers of course to the great contrapuntal cycle of J.S.Bach, is a playful dig at Zappa's professed antipathy to counterpoint, though the use here of strict fugue form is completely arbitrary.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (112p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 1 hours, 1 mins

Contents note:

1. Greggery Peccary, pentagon afternoon (7 min., 50 sec.) -- 2. The girl in the magnesium dress (7 min., 7 sec.) -- 3. Jazz from hell (7 min., 18 sec.) -- 4. Tink runs amok (6 min., 20 sec.) -- 5. Civilization phaze III (4 min., 36 sec.) -- 6. G-spot tornado (3 min., 46 sec.) -- 7. St Etienne: guitar solo (6 min., 16 sec.) -- 8. Ruth is sleeping (4 min., 58 sec.) -- 9. Black page (5 min., 13 sec.) -- 10. Baby snakes (6 min., 2 sec.).

Dedicated to Arjun Von Caemmerer

Commission info: Commissioned by Mona Foma Festival of Music and Art 2010

First performance by Michael Kieran Harvey — 13 Jan 10. Mona Foma Festival of Music and Art 2010, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, The Bonds Store, Hobart, Tasmania

Individual pieces from this set can be purchased separately.

Includes program notes.

Inspired by the compositions of Frank Zappa.

Winner of APRA-AMC Tasmanian Award Best Composition 2011

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2 Aug 12.

ISMN: 979-0-720128-48-1

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