Capriccio
for flute and marimba

John Plant
Composer
John Plant
Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:06:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Duos, Woodwind(s) / Percussion

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Marimba
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Programme Note:
'Capriccio' is one of seven works commissioned by Derek Charke and Mark Grant Adam for the 2013 'Shattering the Silence' Festival in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. To quote from the preamble: 'A single strand of DNA links all seven works: an improvised gesture by flutist Derek Charke and percussionist Mark Grant Adam. This motive-fragment was shared with all seven composers who chose to use it in a number of ways...' Together with the challenge of embedding the exquisite fragment provided by Derek and Mark, from which some of Capriccio's harmonic and modal material is derived, I wanted to allow the character of each instrument to reflect and colour the other, while giving full play to the virtuosity of both performers. The aim was to achieve a balance of exuberance and lyricism; it is perhaps the sunniest piece I have written, the one least inflected with human sorrow.

Premiere Information:
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
the home of Mark Hopkins
3 Feb 2013
Derek Charke, flute Mark Grant Adam, percussion (marimba)

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8250 P713cap
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Duos, Woodwind(s) / Percussion
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • August 10, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    9 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
    Parts page count: 10
    Parts
    10 Pages
    Height: 11 inches
    Width: 8.5 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by Derek Charke and Mark Grant Adam
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