Dancing at the Camerata : for brass quintet
by Maria Grenfell (2003)
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Library shelf no. 785.915/GRE 1 [Available for loan]
The Florentine Camerata was a group of musicians and 'literati' of the late sixteenth century that gathered to discuss the changing musical practices of the day, and saw the development of Baroque monodic vocal style and the first opera, 'Euridice.' The Camerata would engage in fierce debates about dissonance and counterpoint, and helped usher in a new era that strived to capture the emotion of the text in the music. During this period, music that included brass instruments was widely performed. Impressions of the Florentine Camerata, brass music, and Baroque ornamentation and dissonance were the inspiration for this piece: a madrigal, a recitative, and a quirky tango.
Instrumentation: Horn in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, tuba.
Duration: 10 min.
Contents note: I. Madrigali -- II Recitativo -- III. Tango.
First performance: by Australian Youth Orchestra Brass Quintet — 23 Oct 03. Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, NSW
Performances of this work
15 Nov 14: Epsom House, Pontville, Tasmania. Featuring Epsom Brass.
23 Oct 03: Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, NSW. Featuring Australian Youth Orchestra Brass Quintet.
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