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Sinfonietta (Syler)

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James Syler

James Syler


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General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 13:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: James Syler
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $300.00   |   Score Only (print) - $30.00


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Errata

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Program Notes

This one-movement abstract work is in three sections and begins with a timpani motive containing the intervallic and rhythmic ideas to be developed -- most notably the m3rd and m6th. A lyrical 12-tone theme follows and is developed by way of a fugue where each entrance is at the m7th, not the P5th, creating a perpetual spiral fugue. It grows in volume, complexity, and weight to its culmination in the brass. The B section is slower and features oboe and bassoon solos developed from the original 12-tone theme. Static woodwinds and keyboard percussion provide background to simple melodic lines. The final C section is Allegro and begins with a traditional fugal treatment in 7/4 of the opening theme. The music develops and restates the opening as it grows in intensity, power, and weight to the end. The work was commissioned by a consortium of 20 university wind ensembles, and completed in 2012.

- Program Note by publisher


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Performances

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  • University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Symphonic Winds (Chee Weng Yim, conductor) – 21 February 2018


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