Sringara Chaconne

(2009)

by Jonathan Harvey

Description
chamber ensemble of 15 players
Duration
12
Genres
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation
fl(=picc).ob.2 cl(II=cbcl).bsn- hn.tpt.trbn - piano - perc(1): vib/crot/t.bell/2 tuned gong/susp.cym/tam-t/guero/4 rototom - 2 vln.vla.vlc.db
Commission
Commissioned by Nouvel Ensemble Moderne & GMEM - Centre national de création (Marseille)
First Performance
22.4.09, Salle Claude-Champagne, Faculty of Music, University of Montreal, Canada: Nouvel Ensemble Moderne
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Programme Notes
Sringara is an Indian 'rasa' or flavour or mood signifying a love-essence, love between man and woman or mother and child. The chaconne consists of four gentle chords. They rise slowly through many transformations. There are more objective events that repeat - like the chaconne - but they crop up almost randomly. This 13-14 minute work is commissioned by, and dedicated to, Lorraine Vaillancourt and her Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, with whom I have happily worked; it is to wish them Happy 20th Birthday.

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