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Leeuw, Ton de

Ton de Leeuw was born on November 16, 1926 in Rotterdam. He died on May 31, 1996 in Paris (France). In 1949, after some years of composition lessons with Henk Badings, ...

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Canzone : per 4 corni, 3 trombe e 3 tromboni, (1973-'74) / Ton de Leeuw

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1974
Publisher's number: 01782
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Brass Ensemble (2-8 players)
Instruments: 4h 3trp 3trb
Remarks: In opdracht van de NCRV. - Tijdsduur: ca. 13'
Duration: 13'00"
Number of players: 10
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
Program note (English): The players sit in a specific spatial location with respect to each other. It is important thereby that the angles and lines that are formed are relative to the size of the performance space. This set up is definitive for a number of musical givens. There are contrasting groups which are formed, and dialogues between the players. Rare styles of playing are present in the brass; very mobile, ornamental motives, which one would expect in the woodwinds, but also neatly, prescribed micro-intervals. The title Canzone suggests - as in the Renaissance - a somewhat free instrumental form. The six parts differing in length flow into each other and are not meant as independent movements. - TON DE LEEUW

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