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Miniature IV

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Miniature IV / Carl Vine

by Carl Vine (1988)

  • Sales Availability: We expect this item to be back in stock and available for purchase on 30 May 2024.
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  • Instrumentation: Flute (doubling piccolo), Bb clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), violin, viola, cello, piano.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Australia Ensemble from the CD Samsara

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Miniature IV is a single movement work in three sections. The first grows from the scalar movement at the opening, progressing freely through a series of continuous variations. This leads directly to the central section, which is marked by an argumentative duet between flute and clarinet. This settles, in turn, into a meditative clarinet solo commented upon by flute intrusions. A faster duet leads to the motto perpetuo finale.

Throughout the work, the ensemble is divided into three groups : the violin, viola and cello form a ripieno accompanying trio; the piano, occasionally soloistic, most frequently functions in an accompanying or "commenting" fashion; while at the top of the ensemble, flute and clarinet either alternate or function jointly as a solo unit. The piece is based quite conspicuously, therefore, on the classical concerto model.

Published by: Chester Music [SOS03708-01] — 1 set of performance parts

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 15 mins

Commissioned by Australia Ensemble with funds provided by Australia Council. Performing Arts Board.

First performance by Australia Ensemble — 7 May 88. Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia

Typeset edition.

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CD: Samsara / Australia Ensemble.

Miniature IV
Score: Miniature IV / by Carl Vine

Samsara [CSM]
CD: Samsara [CSM] / Australia Ensemble.


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