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Geometric Dances

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Roger Cichy

Roger Cichy


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General Info

Year: 2005 / 2007
Duration: c. 9:45
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masters Music, through Keiser Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $150.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Movements

1. Quadratic permutations - 2:10
2. Pentangular concoction - 2:34
3. Hexagonal undulations - 2:34
4. Heptomical Infusions - 2:25


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This fascinating and most creative work starts out in 2/4 meter, an eighth note is added to the meter of each successive movement (2/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8). The melodies are very musical and dance-like, with touches of the familiar throughout, and some jazz harmonizations for good measure. This marvelous work turns the math that you hated into the dance music that you love.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by the Indiana Bandmasters Association for the 2005 Indiana All-State High School Honor Band, Geometric Dances is a four-movement dance suite written with progressive meters, 2/4, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8 (adding an eighth note to the time signature from the previous movement). Composer Roger Cichy chose this concept to exploit various meters and, in the case of the 5/8 and 7/8 meters, play with variations of eighth note groupings within a beat.

- Program Note from liner notes of Mark CD Geometric Dances


Commercial Discography


Media Links


State Ratings

  • Indiana: ISSMA SENIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Maryland: VI


Performances

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Works for Winds by This Composer


Resources

  • Cichy, R. (2007). Geometric Dances [score]. Ludwig Masters Music: Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Roger Cichy website Accessed 27 October 2020