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Deus est fabula : trio for clarinet, violin and piano / Michael Kieran Harvey.
by Michael Kieran Harvey (2014)
Deus est Fabula (vale Jon Lord)
"Deus est fabula" was commissioned by the Plexus trio (Philip Arkinstall, clarinet, Monica Curro, violin and Stefan Cassomenos, piano) for the MSO/Melbourne Recital Centre's 2014 Metropolis series, based around the theme of mythology. Derived from the word Deus (D + Es) the trio is structured on the first seven prime numbers.
The first record I ever bought was Machinehead by Deep Purple. I was eleven years old and Jon Lord's keyboard playing in this group blew me away, opening my ears to an eclectic musical universe. In a strange way Deep Purple led me back to appreciating anew contemporary classical music. In 2003 I had the great honour of premiering Jon Lord's one and only Piano Concerto "Boom of the Tingling Strings" in Luxembourg and Brisbane in his presence. He was a modest and warm human being, and a highly intelligent musician. He died last year and I salute him. Lord is another word for Deus. This trio seeks to capture some of the energy and surprise of Lord's keyboard playing. (Michael Kieran Harvey, Hobart 22/1/2014)
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (31p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically challenging, extended techniques, high ensemble synchronicity required
Duration: 15 mins, 30 sec.
I. Credulità con rubato (Credulously, with rubato) -- II. Moderato espressivo -- III. Ossessionato (Obsessed) ; IV. Impietosamente (Mercilessly).
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