Sheet Music: Performance Parts
Times past : for viola da gamba consort / Paul Cutlan.
by Paul Cutlan (2012)
Times Past is a reflection of fond memories, but is also a nostalgic feeling for a time outside of personal experience. Its simple melody moves with the grace of a Renaissance dance, and is conceived with the rich and plaintive tones of the viola da gamba in mind.
The tonality of Times Past is a contemporary look at the period in music history just before the system of major and minor keys was fully developed. This was also a time when improvisation was an integral part of playing music, and all members of the group are invited to create their part at one point in the piece.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 5 performance parts (15p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — improvisation, rhythmic independence, harmonics, strumming pizzicato
Duration: 6 mins
First performance by Seaven Teares viol consort, Paul Cutlan at The "Seaven Teares" consort presented by The Marais Project (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) on 26 Aug 2012
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Renaissance, Chamber music, improvisation.
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