Arch (Davidson, Robert)

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Publisher. Info. Australian Music Centre
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For 3 Violins

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Arranger Composer
Publisher. Info. Robert Davidson
Misc. Notes May be played as a solo with digital delay or audio recording
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General Information

Work Title Arch
Alternative. Title Canon for three violas or viola and delay
Composer Davidson, Robert
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRD 2
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 canon
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1992
First Publication. 1992
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation viola

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  • Canons fascinate me – they seem a perfect balance of surprise and familiarity, as each bar contains something old and something new. I also love how the advent of recording (and now digital sampling) has made it possible to play a canon, one of the most ancient musical structures, with oneself. Spiral is a big arch form, gradually getting busier and more intense, calming in the centre before running in reverse back to the opening material.