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Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score

Living : for bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, percussion [eScore] / Paul Cutlan.

by Paul Cutlan (1991)

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  • Instrumentation: Bass clarinet, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, percussion (1 player).
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    Performance by Paul Cutlan String Project from the CD Living


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In 1991, I participated in some creative rhythm workshops led by master drummer David Jones. I was fascinated by the technique of dividing odd numbers of beats like 5 or 7, by 2, 3 or 4.

On the train home from one of these workshops, I jotted down a short tune using the 5 divided into 4 feel and called it Living. The arrangement for this album gave me a chance to score some of those concepts for strings with the bass clarinet dancing around their polyrhythms. An energetic solo from Brett Hirst leads to a trade of ideas between the subsets of the group before the final truncated statement of the theme.

2 versions of this arrangement exist: one with percussion and one without.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (26p. -- A4 (landscape))

Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmic complexity: 5 against 4 groove. Improvisation required of bass clarinet, double bass and percussion.

Duration: 5 min.

Includes performance notes.

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This edition produced 2020.

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