Oorebeek, Christina Viola

Christina Viola Oorebeek was born in New Work, on November 7, 1944. Since 1972, she lives in Amsterdam. Education: Christina immersed herself in music as a profession at 21, teaching herself ...

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... en souvenir de Shalimar' : for 5 saxophones and 5 string instruments, 1997 / Christina Viola Oorebeek

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1998
Publisher's number: 09408
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind and string instrument(s)
Scoring: sax-s 2sax-a sax-t sax-b 2vl vla vc cb
Remarks: Voor sopraansaxofoon, 2 altsaxofoons, tenor- en baritonsaxofoon, 2 violen, altviool, cello en contrabas. - In opdracht van en opgedragen aan het Escher Ensemble. - Cop. 1997. - Tijdsduur: ca. 8'30''
Duration: 9'00"
Number of players: 10
Year of composition: 1997
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Program note (English): The idea of 'sculpted sound' occupied me while writing the piece, trying to create a sound that expands and rotates like a kind of aural hologram. The strings and saxophones mix and blend in various ways to achieve this effect. Dynamics are of great importance in this interplay between the two instrumental groups, so that their timbres can create a melded sound. The piece is based on a mirrored modus spreading fanlike outward from e' and f''. The form is inspired by the 'alap', the introductory form of an Indian raga, in which the notes of the modus are slowly introduced through fragments of the melodic material. The complete melodic theme is not heard until the soprano saxophone solo, in the last third of the piece. "...en souvenir de Shalimar' - worn images mirrored in broken bits of mosaic, the emptying fountain in the Moghul gardens of Shalimar". - CHRISTINA VIOLA OOREBEEK

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