Festival des roses : for trumpet, trombone and gamelan ensemble
by Katia Tiutiunnik (2015)
Also known as: Festival of Roses
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Performance by UiTM Gamelan Ensemble, Borealis Brass from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 108.
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Festival des roses, dedicated to St. Therese of Liseux, is a set of continuous variations on a recurring melodic pattern in the gamelan, combining the B Flat Major pentatonic harmony of the gamelan with Dorian Mode, Aeolian Mode, Japanese Kumoi and Pentatonic melodies in the brass. The continuously varying contrapuntal forms of the brass duo include canons, canons by augmentation and free counterpoint. The sonority of the brass is in enhanced by the harmonically ambiguous resonance of the gamelan, throughout the work, making its musical climaxes more powerful and intense.
Instrumentation: Trumpet in C, trombone, gamelan ensemble.
Duration: 5 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
First performance: by Borealis Brass — 16 Dec 16. "Pacific Crossings" concert, University of Alaska Fairbanks
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences etc. associated with this work:
Malay music; Arab music; Jewish music; Sacred music
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