Pasquino : symphonic wind band
by David Keeffe (2016)
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Pasquino is part of a series of works exploring relationships, and is a caricature of the typical romantic comedy plot:
"two lonely people meet and there is a bit of a spark; they meet again and something develops; all is not quite right but after a bit more involvement it all ends happily and there's a big party."
The title "Pasquino" comes from a battered
classical statue in Rome where, since the early 1500s, locals
have pasted up satires and parodies making political and social
comment, and incidentally has given us the word
Compositionally, Pasquino varies and develops a single theme, using the rock ballad and modern chromatic harmony to parody each other. And like the statue, each variation is pasted directly over/after the previous one, with a deliberate mixture of styles sometimes incongruous and sometimes not.
Instrumentation: Symphonic Wind Ensemble with drum kit.
Duration: 8 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — While the work overall is about band grade 4, high trumpet parts and syncopated rhythms might push it into grade 5.
Commission note: Composed at the invitation of the Grainger Wind Symphony for its "Made in Australia" series of concerts
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