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Native Language

Sheet Music: Score

Native Language : for kalimba and tárogató / Christina Green.

by Christina Green (2017)

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  • Instrumentation: Kalimba (could be substituted with marimba or vibraphone), tárogató (could be substituted with violin, alto sax or cor anglais).
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Native Language was composed for kalimba and tárogató, but is open to performance on a range of instrument combinations. The initial idea for the piece came from a Deep Listening Piece of experimental composer Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016) - A Series of Mini Pieces (1992). One of the instructions in this piece is: 'Always speak your native language (determine what that is)'. I employed a familiar kalimba tuning as the 'native language'. The piece goes through various feels and sections, exploring a range of tonal areas available on the kalimba in this tuning.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (9p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium — The difficulty in this piece lies in the rhythmic coordination between the players.

Duration: 4 mins, 30 sec.

Dedication note: Originally conceived as a piece for UK musician and friend Elie Fruchter, who was learning the tárogató

First performance by Christina Green — 23 Jan 19. Melbourne Composers’ League’s Elbow Room Festival, St Stephen’s Anglican Church, Richmond, VIC

Includes programme notes and performance directions.

The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc. associated with this work:
Tonal, contrapuntal style with a look back to the contrapuntal style of the two-part inventions of J. S. Bach, with a different harmonic palette.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-67315-121-5

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