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Ad marginem

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Ad marginem : for flute and string orchestra / Michael Whiticker.

by Michael Whiticker (1986)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute and 13 piece string orchestra.
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    Performance by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Wendy Clarke, Catherine Comet from the CD Ad Parnassum ; Ad Marginem

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Ad Marginem for flute soloist and string orchestra was written in 1986. It is a sister piece to Ad Parnassum for flute soloist and small ensemble which was written in 1989/91. Both works take their titles from paintings by Paul Klee, and in the case of Ad Marginem this is not a surprise given the musical references I found in his marine landscape. Klee was an amateur musician of some note and it has been suggested that in Ad Parnassum he was making a reference to the 1723 treatise on music theory and counterpoint of Johann Joseph Fux, Gradus ad Parnassum. While this musical reference in itself is enough to interest me in Klee's painting, I am more fascinated by the constellation of colours and sense of contrast which he employs.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (76p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 17 min.

Dedicated to Laura Chislett, Geoffrey Collins

Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra.

First performance 1986.

Includes performance notes.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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