Diptyque (Besset, Julian Raoul)

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Jurabe (2013/5/29)

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Misc. Notes This is a set of discursions or variations which purport to reflect a hike in the county of Derry. The starting point is a modification of the Londonderry Air which returns at the end in another guise.
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Misc. Notes This scan concerns the last page of the set. It is typical of the composer's way of doing things : moving forward by building on what comes before, rather than the theme itself, which rears its head now and then however, and applying the pen to a partial print-out along the way. It took five minutes to pen the approximate closing measures (June 29 2013, 10.30) but the phrasing stage is lengthy & painstaking, taking up more time than entering the bare notes.
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Work Title Diptyque
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Composer Besset, Julian Raoul
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2013
Dedication Cédric Burgelin
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Organ

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This diptych is a continuation of the composer's Miniatures for the Organ, based on the four elements. It is in two parts, Fusion (1) and Expansion (2). The latter is a set of variations on The Londonderry Air, the former, a compact series of ten more or less related pieces. Great care has been taken to add indications that may help achieve a satisfactory interpretation of the score. As is usual with this composer, a bilingual attitude is adopted in the crutch-like text additions : Fusion leans on French, Expansion on English.