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Concerto for piano and toy band

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Concerto for piano and toy band / Adam Simmons.

by Adam Simmons (2008)


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Through the classical form of the 'concerto', connections are explored between different worlds: solo/ ensemble, classical/jazz, instruments/ toys and serious/humorous. The work is also informed by the concept that these contrasts are the opposite ends of the same pole.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (85p. -- A4 (landscape))

Difficulty: Advanced — Odd time signatures, improvisation (harmonic and free), toy instruments required

Duration: 2 mins

Contents note:

Prologue -- Part 1 -- Interlude 1 -- Part 2 -- Interlude 2 -- Part 3 Prelude -- Part 3 -- Epilogue.

Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance by Michael Kieran Harvey, Adam Simmons Creative Music Ensemble — 28 Aug 15. Festival of Slow Music, Minerva Space, Ballarat Mechanics' Institute

Includes performance directions.

Original Conception by Adam Simmons with Annabel Warmington.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc. of this work:
A mix of jazz, classical, improvised music with an injection of irreverent humour. The mix of influences that informed the writing come from Balkan music, Werner Herzog, Confucius, Philip Glass and Phil Collins.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-900977-94-6

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