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Humorous : cello duet

by Katherine Rawlings (2010)

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Humorous : for bass violin and cello [eScore] / Katherine Rawlings.

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Work Overview

When writing this piece I was interested in exploring how humour, joy, silliness and fun could be conveyed through music. I played around with the use of: a moderately fast tempo; exaggerated expression; frequent changes in dynamics, tempo and metric pulse; staccato and pizzicato articulation; and lots of ornamentation using slow and fast glissandos, harmonics, grace notes, trills and variation in vibrato. The piece is largely comprised of several different variations on similar tonal motives. Humorous was originally composed for cello duo and later arranged for viola and cello and then bass violin and cello.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: 2 cellos.

Written for: Chien-Hsiu Ong, Alister Baker

First performance: by Alister Baker, Chien-Hsiu Ong — 9 Nov 10. 3MBS FM, Melbourne

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Tonal, Playful, Joyful, Fun,

Due to the music's rhythmic complexity, performers may prefer to perform from the score. Parts have been created for practice/performance purposes.

Performances of this work

18 Aug 2018: at Linus Ensemble (St Linus Church (Coburg North)). Featuring Karina Di Sisto, Marianne Rotschild.

22 Jul 2018: at Winter in Melbourne (St Mark's Anglican Church (Templestowe)). Featuring Karina Di Sisto, Marianne Rothschild.

21 Jul 2018: at Saturday Afternoon Concert Series (Diamond Creek Uniting Church). Featuring Linus Ensemble.

9 Nov 10: 3MBS FM, Melbourne. Featuring Alister Baker, Chien-Hsiu Ong.

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