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Dedman, Malcolm: Danse Mécanique 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Danse Mécanique
  • Subtitle: 
    for Flute/Piccolo, Viola and Double Bass
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    5
  • Year of composition: 
    2015
  • First performance (year): 
    0
  • Conductor: 
    No
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    The title Danse Mécanique suggests a kind of mechanical dance, mainly because the music tends to be repetitive, with some minimalist tendencies.
    The piece opens with the extreme registers of piccolo and double bass, after which the main theme is stated. This is in eleven beats to the bar, divided into 4+4+3 beats. Quasi-repetitive rhythms are stated; a different rhythm for each instrument. A more melodic idea is later stated by the flute and, once these themes are developed, a new, slightly faster idea is introduced by the viola. After a variant of the opening section, the faster theme is again developed and this brings the piece to an exciting conclusion.

  • Technical specs: 

    The only specification is for the Double Bass, which should be either 5-string or have a low-C attachment.

 

Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
3
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
Piccolo
Musicians1st player2nd player
Viola
1
Double Bass
1
5-string

 

 

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