Ricercare una Melodia (trumpet)

(1984)

by Jonathan Harvey

Description
Trumpet and electronics (or tape-delay system)
Duration
6
Genres
Electronics with Live Performers, Trumpet
Commission

Commissioned by the Park Lane Group

First Performance
10.1.85, Purcell Room, London: Jonathan Impett/John Whiting
Availability

Playing score 0-571-51185-6 on sale. Electronics available from Jonathan Harvey Sound Sources

Programme Notes

Ricercare una Melodia was commissioned by the Park Lane Group. Ricercare means literally ‘to seek’, and in musical usage it signifies a fugal, often rather strict, movement. Here, a five-part canon is obtained by means of a tape-delay system, and when the ‘sought-after’ melody is ‘found’, the canon is by progressive augmentation and at the interval of the octave. It was written for Jonathan Impett and John Whiting. First performance given on 10 January 1985 in the Purcell Room, given by Jonathan Impett and the Park Lane Group.

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'Ricercare una Melodia (trumpet)' reviews

'Ricercare una melodia of 1984 evoked a remarkable range of scintillating textures from solo trumpet and tape-delay, with this composerʹs characteristic sense of poetry coming through.' The Independent (Laurence Hughes/Nick Kimberley) 31 May 2000 Read more

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