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Omoshiroi : for cello duo

by Katherine Rawlings (2010)

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Performance by Alister Baker, Chien-Hsiu Ong from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 50.

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Work Overview

When writing this piece I was interested in exploring the different techniques I could use to convey humour, joy and silly fun. The techniques I used include: a moderately fast tempo, tonal harmony and thematic material, exaggerated expression, frequent changes in dynamics, tempo and metric pulse, staccato and pizzicato passages, 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 motives or themes. Omoshiroi is a Japanese title meaning: interesting, funny and fun.

Work Details

Year: 2010

Instrumentation: 2 cellos.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Grade 7 AMEB and above

Written for: Alister Baker, Chien-Hsiu Ong

First performance: by Alister Baker, Chien-Hsiu Ong — 9 Nov 10. live on 3MBS FM community radio, Victoria

Performances of this work

9 Nov 10: live on 3MBS FM community radio, Victoria. Featuring Alister Baker, Chien-Hsiu Ong.

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