About this work:
At last, a composition that is as much fun for the student of music theory to analyze as it is for the performers to play. As the title suggests, "Symmetries" is the personification of structure and order. Form, duration, pitch, rhythm, even the titles of the four movements all contain symmetrical relationships. With all this emphasis on structure, you might think the piece would sound academic, but it doesn’t. In fact, it sounds as though the Second Viennese School, Edgard Varese, and jazz were all rolled into one tight symmetrical package!! Wow, what a brilliant composer!!
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Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Other Combinations, 2-5 players
Instrumentation: 1 Flute, 1 Clarinet, 1 Bass Clarinet, 1 Bassoon, 1 Soprano Saxophone, 1 Trombone, 1 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Double bass
Instrumentation notes: 4 instruments (Choose one from each of the following groups.) -- Group A: flute or violin; Group B: clarinet or soprano saxophone or viola; Group C: bass clarinet or bassoon or trombone; Group D: contrabass