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Dayspring : a sudden multicolour eclipse

by Andrew Robson (2017)

Work Overview

This is an up-tempo, (mostly) diatonic melody in (mostly) 7/8. Inspired by Eastern European folk dances and the composer's many years of working with Australian musicans Mara and Llew Kiek.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Alto saxophone, bass clarinet (easily adapted for any two melody instruments). The addition of drums and/or guitar or piano could also be easily accommodated.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Requires the ability to improvise over chord changes in odd meters

First performance: by Andrew Robson, Paul Cutlan — 27 Jan 18. Sydney Improvised Music Association, Sound Lounge, Sydney

The composer has noted the following styles, genres, influences, etc. associated with this work:
All recorded works by MARA! (ensemble led by Llew and Mara Kiek), Traditional folk dances from Eastern Europe, Ivo Papasov and his Bulgarian Wedding Band.


Performances of this work

27 Jan 18: Sydney Improvised Music Association, Sound Lounge, Sydney. Featuring Andrew Robson, Paul Cutlan.

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