|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
- I. Andante con moto (♩= 96)
- II. Larghetto (♩= 63)
- III. Vivace ( = 126)
- IV. Allegro moderato ( = 112)
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||quarter tone music
Written after the inspiring UK Microfest 2 2-4 March 2007. The ancient Greek tonal system provided an important fundament to e.g. the development of the european art music. Within the so-called « harmonia », the middle octave e - e', variably diatonic, chromatic, but also « enharmonic » (quarter tone) intervals were used.The thus available modi, extended with a lower and upper octave, practically signified a « stock » of different tones that was comparable to the range of the classical kithara and our own contemporary concert guitar. The microtonal scordatura of string ➄, ➂ and ➀ in this piece - by tuning these three strings a quarter tone lower - gives all possibilities which one found in that time with the so-called transposed scales or tonoi. And which from now on are available in new microtonal compositions. [Dick Visser]