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Sheet Music: Score

Armaments : for string orchestra / Edward Primrose.

by Edward Primrose (2023)


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There are five movements, each investigating the use of canon in an anti-war gesture (not 'cannon').

Beginning in a 14/4 cycle, each movement progresses i.e. 13/8, 12/8, 11/4, 10/8

Each canon is dealt with differently - movement 2 is exact at the unison together with a second canon accompaniment at the octave in diminuition; movement 4 is a palindromic canon in pitch and rhythm while movement 3 is in two parts, each at the inversion. Movements 1 & 5 are much more loose in the imitations.

However, these are just self imposed limitations in the search of expression.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (128p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Use of quarter tones

Duration: 15 min.

Contents note:

I. Reflective cannon -- II. Imitative -- III. Time warp cannon -- IV. Shiver -- V. Canons or cannons?

Dedication note: Dedicated to Dr Jo Taylor

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc in relation to this work:
JS Bach - counterpoint Alban Berg - palindromic techniques Alois Hàba - quarter tones Bela Bartok - string quartets

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-930-3

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