Owen Underhill
Composition Date: 1986
Revision Date: 1986
Duration: 00:13:30
Genre: Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Trio (Violin / Cello / Keyboard)


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
  • 1 x Violoncello
Programme Note:
Owen Underhill

Dompe, 1986

Commissioned by: Boyd McDonald and his Classical Trio

Premiered by:

“The elusive origins of the dompe are partly due to the minimum of extant examples, approximately fifteen. Most of these are English 16th century keyboard or lute [dances], almost all following variation structure over fixed bass patterns of grounds. […]

“My composition is related to the dompe in a tangential way. The title is used for historical reference to the quoted material, and there is a general sense of sectional variation in the work. […] The harmony of the piece is based on the concept of well tempered tuning, and moves back and forth from a ‘pure’ tonality that uses only five pitches to a more spicy and adventurous harmony that uses the remaining seven chromatic notes.”


  • Call Number:
  • MI 3233 U55do
  • Genre:
  • Strings (bowed), + Keyboard, Trio (Violin / Cello / Keyboard)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • July 6, 1992
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (32 p.) + 3 parts ([27] p.) ;
    32 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 27
  • Additional Information:
  • For violin, violoncello, piano.
    Ms (photocopy); original of score and parts in CMC Toronto.
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