5 Rhythmic Recreations (Schwindt, Ellen)

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EMSchwindt (2016/7/16)

Publisher. Info. Composers Consortium Press
Misc. Notes ISMN: 979-0-800108-00-6
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Work Title 5 Rhythmic Recreations
Alternative. Title 5 Rhythmic Recreations for violin and viola
Composer Schwindt, Ellen
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IES 1
Key Messian's second mode of limited transposition
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2015
First Performance. 2015-11-06, Conway, NH, The Majestic Theatre of Mountain Top Music Center
Ellen Schwindt and Chris Nourse (violin and viola)
First Publication. 2016
Dedication Chris Nourse
Average DurationAvg. Duration 12 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation violin, viola

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These duets are composed on the scale Olivier Messiaen termed the second mode of limited transposition. This scale is made up of two identical tetra-chords made by taking a half step, a whole step, and a half step. The two tetra-chords are separated by a whole step. In only three transpositions, one arrives at the original sequence of notes.