Tessellations : overture for youth orchestra
by Mark Grandison (2009)
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Composed for youth orchestra, this composition's chief challenge is rhythmic, with much syncopation in its predominant 4/4 metre and the occasional additive-metrical hiccup. This has been balanced however with a relatively straightforward harmonic language. Tonally the work employs modes based on the tonal centre of C but is largely devoid of chromaticisms within each key area. Harmonically the work is pandiatonic in its free combination of pitches from the prevailing mode.
Instrumentation: Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), strings.
Duration: 9 min.
Difficulty: Medium — Youth orchestra (secondary-tertiary)
Commission note: Commissioned by Brighton Secondary Symphony Orchestra.. Commissioned for the 2009 Sydney International Music Festival.
First performance: by Brighton Secondary Symphony Orchestra — 6 Jul 09. City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
Performances of this work
Jun 14: Alexander Hall, Kambala. Featuring Kambala School Orchestra.
Jun 11: Adelaide Town Hall. Featuring Brighton Secondary Symphony Orchestra.
6 Jul 09: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney. Featuring Brighton Secondary Symphony Orchestra.
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