Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score
Enter the dream : an overture for a reading of A Midsummer Night's Dream, for string quartet and percussion [eScore] / Betty Beath.
by Betty Beath (2016)
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In 2016 I accepted a commission from 4MBS FM Radio to write a
short Overture for their Brisbane Shakespeare Festival Play
Readings of A Midsummer Night's Dream. I enjoyed writing the
Overture, scored for String Quartet and Percussion with the
addition of the solo piano piece I've titled Enter the Dream,
which was a comment on some of the colourful characters in the
play. I chose to write in a simple style, not of the actual
period of the play, but with a melodic, rhythmic and tonal
structure which I matched with various characters.
Simplicity and communication were important considerations as well as drama and heightened,
well-contrasted dynamics. In this way I hoped to 'enter the dream' myself and to invite performers and listeners to do so as well. It was a pleasure to take part in this 4MBS FM project, which in 2016 celebrated its tenth anniversary of an imaginative contribution to the arts in Queensland.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (10p. -- A4 (portrait))
Duration: 3 mins
Includes program note.
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