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Cognatus : three movements for youth orchestra

by Mark Grandison (2005)

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Cognatus : three movements for youth orchestra / Mark Grandison.

Library shelf no. Q 784.44/GRA 3 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Cognatus is a Latin term denoting that which is of the same origin or ancestry. All three movements in this piece share the same three thematic ideas and utilise the same scale (a symmetrical and rather dark sounding eight-note mode). Furthermore, they all have the same fast tempo (Allegro) and metre (4/4); they even open with the same chordal progression.

Whilst remaining within these unifying and essentially self-limiting parameters, I have endeavoured to maximise contrast by exploring the different potentials that lie within the initial themes. Although the movements have the same point of departure, they immediately diverge in their developments, taking excursions into distinctly contrasting musical territories. Each movement thus offers a different 'take' on the same thematic material and is imbued with its own musical character.

Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: Piccolo, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, 3 trumpets in B flat, 2 horns in F, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Medium

Contents note: Take 1: Allegro Capriccioso -- Take 2: Allegro Sinistro -- Take 3: Allegro Scherzando.

Commission note: Commissioned by Youth Orchestras Australia Network.

First performance: by Canberra Youth Orchestra, Dominic Harvey — Nov 06. Llewellyn Hall, School of Music, Canberra

Performances of this work

Nov 06: Llewellyn Hall, School of Music, Canberra. Featuring Canberra Youth Orchestra, Dominic Harvey.

Aug 05: Brisbane. Featuring Queensland Youth Orchestra.

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