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Veldhuis, Jacob ter

Dutch ‘avant pop’ composer JacobTV started as a rock musician and studied composition and electronic music; he won the Composition Prize of the Netherlands in 1980. He became a full ...

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Night & day : for bass clarinet or bassoon and accordion, 1992 / Jacob ter Veldhuis

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 2000
Publisher's number: 10084
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Mixed ensemble (2-11 players)
Instruments: cl-b/fg acc
Remarks: Op. 58a. - In opdracht van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Geschreven voor het Duo Novair. - Cop. 2000. - Tijdsduur: ca. 11'
Duration: 11'00"
Number of players: 2
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): (Premiere: 2-4-1993 - Int. Accordion Celebration - Park Plaza Hotel, Ontario - Duo Novair). The ideas for this piece arose during my stay in Darmstadt in the summer of 1992. Every day I crossed the city centre several times by tram on the way from the hotel to the concert hall and back. I observed the calm of the night and the movements of the day. In 'Night & Day', as in many of my compositions, I strive for simplicity by making use of basic material: fifths and fourths in the pensive opening (night). Thereafter follows a 'dance' of the dominant and subdominant around a kind of tonic, out of which melodic and rhythmic shapes parade past in all sorts of variations. The two instruments here enter into a dialogue which finally dissolves into the sonority of the beginning (the lovely low registers of the bass clarinet and the accordion). - JACOB TER VELDHUIS

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