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Three Dances for Imaginary Animals

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Three Dances for Imaginary Animals / Christine Draeger.

by Christine Draeger (2019)

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  • Instrumentation: Flute, strings.
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    Performance by Christine Draeger, Bourbaki Ensemble, David Angell from the CD Three Dances for Imaginary Friends and Mistrel Boy

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I have always loved the sound of flute with strings. As a student my favourite pieces were the Bach and Telemann suites and the Mozart flute quartets. However in my own writing I had never composed for strings. Last year I decided to write a concerto and David Angell kindly agreed to program it in the Bourbaki Ensemble series for 2019.

The idea of three animals came from three kinds of rhythmic energy: walking, flying and swimming. I wanted to explore different ways of creating forward momentum in music. So I conjured into existence a quadruped, a bird and a fish. As I worked on them, the three animals began pushing the music in some unexpected directions.

The first movement, Quadruped, marked "passeggiando" or strollingly, became a Cha Cha Cha danced by a hoofed animal.

The second movement is a pastoral scene with bird calls, a favourite scenario for the flute. A bird swoops and glides, only rarely landing.

In the third movement I have used one of music's most famous 'fish' themes to write a set of variations. I have used a Habanera rhythm to suggest the leaping and gliding of the fish.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 6 performance parts (42p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 16 min.

Contents note:

I. Quadraped -- II. Bird -- III. Fish.

Dedicated to David Angell, Bourbaki Ensemble

First performance by Christine Draeger, Bourbaki Ensemble, David Angell at Imaginary Creatures (St Stephen's Church, Newtown) on 14 Apr 2019

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