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Dance vignettes

Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Dance vignettes : for solo marimba [eScore] / Anne Cawrse.

by Anne Cawrse (2021)

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  • Instrumentation: Marimba.
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    Performance by Claire Edwardes from the CD Rhythms Of Change


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These three short solo marimba works came into being at the request of Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes, and were composed over the summer of 2020-21.

They are intended to offer attractive and suitable repertoire options for late high school and early tertiary music students wanting to explore contemporary Australian music.

Each work endeavours to not be overly intellectual, but simply responds to the particular feeling or image indicated by the title. That said, there are plenty of 'compositional devices' embedded within each work, making them excellent studies for musical analysis.

Meditations and Hymns is a contemplative and gentle exploration of a simple melodic line, repeated in varying harmonic and textural contexts through arch form (ABCBA).

Fancy and Flight is structured in a lose ternary form, and gains most of its harmonic and melodic material from various applications of the Perfect 5th interval.

Scamper and Scoot incorporates rapid note alteration, fast and virtuosic scalic runs, surprising rhythmic irregularity and a cheeky hidden quote, all contained within a 3-minute whirlwind that demonstrates the possibilities of 2-mallet marimba playing.

The works can be played as a set in the order suggested here, or as individual dances.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (17p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 11 mins, 50 sec.

Contents note:

I. Meditations and Hymns (c. 6:25 mins) -- II. Fancy and Flight (c. 4:05) -- III. Scamper and Scoot (c. 3:10 mins)

Dedication note: Dedicated to Claire Edwardes
Commission info: Commissioned for Rhythms of Change (Project). Commissioned with assistance from the APRA AMCOS Creative Recovery Fund, and the Modest Expectations Foundation

Includes program notes.

Part of the 'Rhythms of Change' project.

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