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The sipping wheel : sketches for a ballet: for string septet

by Natalie Williams (2009)

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Performance by Elliott Bark, Jacob's School of Music Chamber Ensemble from the CD Works, 2009 - 2010

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Chamber music (1997-2009)


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Chamber music (1997-2009) / Natalie Williams.

Library shelf no. CD 2362 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The Sipping wheel is a short dance piece for string septet (or string orchestra), composed as an introductory piece to a longer ballet of the same name.

The piece is written in mixed meters, using a constant pulse to underlie the spinning and whirling of the dance. Modal harmonies and consistent rhythms modulate with the waves of textural change, as the dramatic pace quickens and relaxes throughout the piece.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: String septet ( Could be performed by string orchestra.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Suitable for a good high school ensemble

First performance: by Elliott Bark, Jacobs School of Music String Players — 4 Nov 09. Auer Hall, Indiana University, IN (USA)

Performances of this work

10 Nov 09: Student recital, Jacob's School of Music, Indiana University (USA). Featuring Elliott Bark, Jacob's School of Music Chamber Ensemble.

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