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Aristotle's rhetoric

Sheet Music: Score

Aristotle's rhetoric : no. 2, friendship and enmity, for brass quintet / Andrián Pertout.

by Andrián Pertout (2002)


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Philosopher, educator, scientist and tutor to Alexander the Great, Aristotle was born in Stageira in 384 B.C., in what was then the kingdom of Macedonia. At the age of seventeen he initiated his studies at the Academy of Plato in Athens - culminating in a twenty-year association with the institution - to then ultimately establish his own Athenian school and research institute, the Lyceum. The general state of anti-Macedonian sentiment following the death of King Alexander in 323 B.C. then driving Aristotle into exile to Chalcis, Euboea, where he died a year later. His output as philosopher includes numerous influential writings, but namely Ethics, Politics, The Athenian Constitution, De Anima, The Art of Rhetoric, Poetics and The Metaphysics. Aristotle's Rhetoric is a seven movement work for orchestra based on the writings of Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC). Each of the seven sets of opposite emotions outlined in book two of his rhetorical manual The Art of Rhetoric - anger and calmness, friendship and enmity, fear and confidence, shame and shamelessness, kindness and unkindness, pity and indignation, envy and emulation - represented within an individual movement. Friendship and Emnity is an arrangement for brass quintet of the second movement.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (21p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Duration: 2 mins, 52 sec.

Dedication note: Arranged for Per Forsberg and Cappuccino Brass

First performance by Cappuccino Brass, Mark Fitzpatrick, Ari Farrar, Kylie Long, Tim Bansemer, Per Forsberg — 20 Aug 02. Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia

Composer's no.: 380b.

Includes programme and performance notes.

In 2003, Friendship and enmity for brass band was Winner of the Third Prize in the Lys Music Orchestra Ensemble de cuivres category of the Deuxième concours International de Composition Musicale (Mouvaux, Belgium).

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This edition produced 2009.

ISMN: M-67300-220-3

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