Times past : for bass clarinet and viol consort
by Paul Cutlan (2012)
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Performance by Seaven Teares viol consort, Paul Cutlan from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 30.
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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.
Instrumentation: Bass clarinet, treble viol, tenor viol, 2 bass viols.All parts call for modally based improvisation.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Medium — improvisation, rhythmic independence, harmonics, strumming pizzicato
Written for: Seaven Teares viol consort
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.
Performances of this work
26 Aug 2012: at The "Seaven Teares" consort presented by The Marais Project (Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Seaven Teares viol consort, Paul Cutlan.
10 Aug 2012: at Cutloose meets The NOISE (Recital Hall East).
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