Incantation
bassoon, string quartet and harp

Rodney Sharman
Composition Date: 2007
Duration: 00:09:22
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Sextets, Woodwind(s), Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Bassoon
  • 1 x Harp
  • 2 x Violin
  • 1 x Viola
  • 1 x Violoncello
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Programme Note:
Incantation (2007) expresses the soulful nature of the bassoon using frequent glisses and large tonal leaps. In the composer's words: "The piece consists of chants and refrains, almost every note in the quartet and harp part is doubled at the twelfth, an overtone of the harmonic series. The bassoonist is sometimes asked to create a tone rich in harmonics, imitating the sound of Buddhist Tibetan Chant, creating a rich, enveloping sound, enhanced by the quartet and harp parts."

Commissioned by Kathleen McLean
Recording Details: Incantation is track two of Nightsongs - Canadian Chamber Music for Bassoon
KOM MUSIC copyright 2008, Catalogue number WRC8-8050

Premiere Information:
11/04/2008 Glenn Gould Studio Toronto Kathleen McLean, bassoon Erica Goodman, harp The Accordes String Quartet

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8616 S531in
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Sextets, Woodwind(s), Plectral String(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 11, 2011
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (17 p.) ;
    17 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 29
    6 parts ([29] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • bassoon
    harp
    string quartet (two violins, viola, cello)
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