In a World Of Motion and Distance
for piano quintet

Composition Date: 2013
Duration: 00:13:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (Violin / Viola / Cello / Keyboard)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
In a World of Motion and Distance was commissioned by the Pender Harbour Chamber Music Festival to celebrate their tenth anniversary in the summer of 2014. It was written for Alexander Tselyakov and the Lafayette String Quartet.The piece is divided into 3 contrasting movements; fast, slow, fast. The fast movements are very energetic, with a great sense of urgency and searching.  The slow movement is bleak and austere and features long lines, often in octaves in the strings.The initial catalyst for the piece was in drawing parallels between the creative process and the annealing of glass and metal. Elements are refined, purified, and strengthened through slow, intense heat followed by cooling. In the composition of music, the parallel processes would be doubt, revision, and  persistence. At the beginning of any project, the concepts and ideas are at a great distance from the concert hall. One has to struggle, grasp, and push in order to commence and then to continue moving forward through that distance between inspiration and the finished piece.For this reason, the piece takes its title from a poem by Philippe Jaccottet, Les Distances. The poem reminds us that even though the birds in the sky are at a great distance, the stars are even further. Yet the poem also offers a solution: no matter what the distance between tree to bird, to sky, to stars, we can move through it all because we live in a world of motion and distance.  

Premiere Information:
Pender Harbour
The Lafayette String Quartet Alexander Tselyakov, piano

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3136 M978ina
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, Quartet (Violin / Viola / Cello / Keyboard)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 12, 2017
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • Score
    59 Pages
    Height: 12 inches
    Width: 9 inches
  • Additional Information:
  • Commissioned by the Pender Harbour Music Society

    I. Agitato
    II. Dolente
    III. Presto
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