Brooks, R :: Circular Motions

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  • Composer
    Brooks, R
  • Instrumentation
    Flute & Clarinet
  • Publisher
    American Composers Alliance [ACA-BRRI-005]
  • Orchestration
    fl, cl, pn
  • Includes CD
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
    Undefined
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Circular Motions
Brooks, R

Richard Brooks presents Circular Motions for flute, Bb clarinet, and piano.

From the composer:

Maelstrom [the first movement] is a response to a suggestion from Esther Lamneck. We were caught in a blizzard at the Rochester airport in December 2003. She asked me if I d ever written anything for this particular combination. I decided to write this surprise for her.

Maelstrom is defined by Webster as a strong often violent whirlpool. I m not sure why I picked this title as it doesn t necessarily reflect the musical content. It may be that I was still remembering the blizzard conditions in Rochester. Musically, the work plays around with an interestingly symmetrical tone row and a small portion of the Fibonacci series.

After the first performance I was persuaded that it was really the first movement in a larger work. So I added two more movements.

In The Eye Of The Storm is focused around a short Fibonacci series: 1 2 3 5 and its reverse. Since the combined total of the series adds to eleven I use the meter 11/8 for large sections.

Whirlwind is pretty self-explanatory. Hopefully, it provides an exhilarating finale.

Duration: 10 minutes. For advanced players. Includes score and parts.

  • Composer
    Brooks, R
  • Instrumentation
    Flute & Clarinet
  • Publisher
    American Composers Alliance [ACA-BRRI-005]
  • Orchestration
    fl, cl, pn
  • Includes CD
    No
  • Classification
    Not Applicable
  • Genre
    Undefined
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