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Renascence : for symphony orchestra

by Andrián Pertout (2001)

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Performance by New Audience Ensemble, Antonio Tenace from the CD Symétrie intégrante

This sample is of the Sextets: Flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello version of this work

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Renascence : for symphony orchestra / Andrián Pertout.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/PER 4 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Renascence refers not only to a musical awakening, but to a spiritual one; whereby the human emotions are unleashed outward into the world. The piece is essentially polymodal (set on a tonal centre of C), incorporating pitch material taken directly from the Phrygian mode (or third mode generated from the major scale) and closely related scalar variations. This includes its hemitonic pentatonic skeleton of C, D flat, F, G and B flat, and almost identical (apart from the substitution of an A natural or major sixth for an A flat or minor sixth) Dorian flat 2 mode (or second mode generated from the ascending melodic minor scale). Many compositional techniques are explored, with a special emphasis on rhythm. Much of the principle structure is founded around three bars of 5/16 (3+2) followed by one of 7/16 (3+2+2), to then be intentionally broken up by a 12-bar interlude of 10/16 (3+3+2+2). A consequent 'un poco piú mosso' 3/8 refrain intended as a building block for intensity, while the following repeated 4/8 and 7/16-bar 'montuno' or 'guajeo'(piano comping), providing the accompaniment for a notated form of the improvised open solo section of Afro-Latin style composition.

Work Details

Year: 2001

Instrumentation: Piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet in B flat, bass clarinet, bassoon, contra-bassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B flat, 3 tenor trombones, tuba, percussion (3 players), piano, harp, strings (

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Tertiary student.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Karen Tanaka

This work was the winner of the 2002 Zavod Jazz/Classical Fusion Award (Melbourne, Australia) Finalist of the 2002 Icebreaker Composers' Competition (Surrey, UK)


Performances of this work

7 Oct 06: Melbourne Composers’ League ‘Australian-New Zealand Concert’ Saturday, Trinity Uniting Church, Brighton, Melbourne. Featuring Isin Cakmakcioglu, Peter Neville, Danae Killian, Rachel Atkinson.

12 Jun 06: BMW Edge, Melbourne. Featuring New Audience Ensemble, Antonio Tenace.

15 May 06: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia

14 Nov 03: XIII Festival de Música Contemporánea Chilena (13th Chilean Festival of Contemporary Music), Salón Fresno, Instituto de Música, Facultad de Artes, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Featuring Quinteto CEAMC.

27 Mar 03: Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne. Featuring Robert Casteels, Melbourne University Orchestra.

14 Mar 03: ‘New Scene’ Festival, Universal Hall, str. Partizanski odredi bb, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Featuring Alea Ensemble, Soni Petrovski.

10 Oct 01: South Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne. Featuring Zurich Ensemble for New Music, Jürg Henneberger.

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