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||Takeoffs on a bar each from Schoenberg and French Folksong
||Armstrong, Peter McKenzie
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||Christine & Myron Radawiec
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||Flute and Guitar (or Piano solo)
Some rotational shenanigans with a pitch series' X/Y dot-graph
produce its retrogression at 180 degrees. Starting out with the
retrogression leads instead, of course, to the original. I have
applied this trick -- emphasizing its many intermediate shifts --
to two unrelated opening bars: first, from Arnold Schoenberg's
Klavierstuck, Opus 33a; secondly, from the French folksong
"Ah Vous dirai-je, Maman".
The result is named to merge the source titles (song in English).
While conceived for Flute/Guitar, the piece may be played by
any feasible instrument pair, or as a keyboard solo.