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Melody and elaboration : for quitar quartet

by Richard Vella (1992)

Melody and elaboration


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Melody and elaboration : for guitar quartet / Richard Vella.

Library shelf no. 785.78414/VEL 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

'Melody and Elaboration' is based on a song originally written in 1981 for the production, The Cheated, produced by the One Extra Dance Company, Sydney at the Cleveland Street Performance Space. In Part 1, the melody forms the basis for the movement's form. In Part 2, fragments of the melody are elaborated upon and developed into new textures.

Work Details

Year: 1992

Instrumentation: 4 guitars (treble, 2 standard, bass).

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: Part 1: Melody (Song of Loss) -- Part 2 - Elaboration (Song of Renewal).

Dedication note: Dedicated to Neil Simpson

Commission note: Commissioned by Guitar Trek with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance: 1992. The Blue Mountains, NSW

Performances of this work

1992: The Blue Mountains, NSW

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