Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Score
VERVE : for solo marimba [eScore] / Ella Macens.
by Ella Macens (2016)
Available for immediate download
I composed this work for Claire Edwardes in 2016 in conjunction with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's inaugural Composing Women's Program which took place from 2016-17. Whilst sketching the work, I pondered: "How much can be achieved with one simple idea?" This piece then came to be based on a series of small ostinato-like motifs and gestures that expand and grow as the music twists, turns and weaves through a variety of textural and harmonic landscapes. As Claire and I worked through a series of drafts together, there was a point where Claire laughed: "I need 6 hands to play this!" And so this piece now also exists in an expanded form as a work for symphony orchestra titled 'FLIGHT', which was awarded the Fine Music FM Young Composer Award in 2017.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) facsimile score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically challenging
Duration: 4 mins, 25 sec.
Includes programme note.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Part of the 'Rhythms of Change' project.
This work was composed for Claire Edwardes in conjunction with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's inaugural Composing Women's Program (2016-17).
This edition produced 28 Dec 20.
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