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Dansatelle : for piano and string orchestra

by Don Kay (2017)



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Dansatelle : for piano and string orchestra / Don Kay.

Library shelf no. 784.7262/KAY 1 [Available for loan]


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Work Overview

Late in 2016, Michael Kieran Harvey asked me if I might have a piece for piano and orchestra of ten minutes' duration. Although I hadn't, I thought I'd try my hand so as not to miss a potential performance of his presenting a new work of mine. The result is Dansatelle, a hybrid word contrived from 'dance' and 'bagatelle'. Those two words seemed to sum up the intention for the piece which is in one movement. It is a 'lightish' play on rhythmic patterns of twos and threes. A quieter, slower, more introspective idea provides contrast to the otherwise outgoing nature of the piece.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Piano, strings.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Michael Kieran Harvey

First performance: by Michael Kieran Harvey, Simon Reade at FORUM (The Farrall Centre) on 31 May 2019

Performances of this work

31 May 2019: at FORUM (The Farrall Centre). Featuring Michael Kieran Harvey, Simon Reade.

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