Ricercare una melodia (Paperback)Jonathan Harvey (composer)
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Ricercare una melodia is an ingenious work for solo trumpet and tape delay from the mid 1980s by Jonathan Harvey, where takes the literal meaning of Ricercare - `to seek' - as the inspiration for its structure. It unfolds as two fivepart canons: the first frenetic, twittering and rowdy; the second, where the canon is progressively augmented, more luminous and contemplative. A characterful and concise masterpiece from one of the visionaries of Electro- Acoustic Music.
Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
Number of pages: 12
Weight: 62 g
Dimensions: 286 x 225 mm
"The ensuing web of melody at first intertwined with the trumpet in close canon, and then - by the device of running some of the tape tracks at half-speed - plunged far below the trumpet's plangent incantation: an effect that was both cogent and beautiful."
Malcolm Hayes, Daily Telegraph, 11 September 1989
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