||5 Rhythmic Recreations
||5 Rhythmic Recreations for violin and viola
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||Messian's second mode of limited transposition
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||2015-11-06, Conway, NH, The Majestic Theatre of Mountain Top Music Center
- Ellen Schwindt and Chris Nourse (violin and viola)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
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.