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Dance cameos : for mandolin and wind quintet

by Don Kay (1986)

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From the CD Where no shadows fall

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Where no shadows fall : music of Australian composers.

Library shelf no. CD 144 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

I thought 'Dance Cameos' an appropriate title as the three short pieces are imbued with certain rhythmic qualities combined with lightness and transparent, crisp, clear textures easily associated with expressive movement. The outer pieces are quick and pervaded by 6/8 - 3/4 patterns, whilst the slow central piece is in a constant 4/4. There are unifying cross references between the first and second and second and third pieces.

 

 

Work Details

Year: 1986

Instrumentation: Mandolin, flute, oboe, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, horn.

Duration: 9 min.

Dedication note: To my son, Michael

Commission note: Commissioned by Sydney Mandolins.. Commissioned for performance by the Sydney Wind Quintet in March 1987

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