Twelve Essays on a Cantabile Theme
for string octet

Jean Coulthard
Composition Date: 1972
Revision Date: 1972
Duration: 00:35:00
Genre: Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, String Octets

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 4 x Violin
  • 2 x Viola
  • 2 x Violoncello
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Jean Coulthard

Twelve Essays on a Cantabile Theme, 1972

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“The formal structure of the work is an elaborate set of variations presented in twelve interlocking essays. The style is an enigmatic and often eclectic blend of dissonant linear counterpoint and polytonality, often overlaid with the extensive use of glissandi, microtones, aleatory zones and contemporary string timbres.

Coulthard’s 12 ‘Essays’ are titled: ‘Motivation’, ‘Visionary Song’, ‘Turbulence’, ‘Summer Night on the Water’, ‘Echoes’, ‘The Academicians’, ‘Chimera (Prince of Darkness)’, ‘Transfiguration’, ‘The Wood Doves Grieve’, ‘Fugue’, ‘Night Wind’, ‘Farewell’.



CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 3148 C855tw
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), Solo / Ensemble, String Octets
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • February 22, 1988
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (72 p.) ;
    72 Pages
    Height: 32 cm
    Width: 24 cm
    Parts page count: 126
  • Additional Information:
  • Ms. (photocopy); transparency of string parts in CMC Toronto.
    Duration: ca. 35 min.
    For 2 string quartets.
    Cantabile theme -- I. Motivation -- II. Visionary song -- III. Turbulence -- IV. Summer night or the water -- V. Echoes -- VI. The academicians -- VII. Transfiguration -- IX. The wood doves grieve -- X. Fugue -- XI. Night wind -- XII. Farewell.
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