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Dave Hollinden

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 8:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Dave Hollinden Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $0.00



Bb Clarinet
Alto Saxophone

Program Notes

My ideas for Flux started out as two simple melodies written on successive days. In trying to select one of them to use as the basis of the piece, I decided to use them both. Continuing in this manner, four related yet distinct personalities eventually emerged, one for each instrument, with each expressing its own perspective on the slow, quiet music that was evolving. In the end I had five minutes of somewhat melancholy music with only a brief outburst of activity.

As I considered adding a second, faster movement, I soon found myself elaborating the brief outburst into several minutes of faster, more active music, now with the saxophone, whose prior role had been the most plaintive in the ensemble, in the foreground. This extended outburst eventually worked its way back into the quiet spaciousness of the original music, and this became the final form of the piece.[1]

commissioned for recording by members of the Eclectic Trio and Crescent Duo at Central Michigan University: Joanna Cowan White, Kennen White, John Nichol, and Andrew Spencer.



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Works for Percussion by this Composer

A Different Drummer - Multiple Percussion
Alchemy - Percussion Duo
Boundary Conditions - Multiple Percussion; String Quartet
Cold Pressed - Multiple Percussion
Dusting the Connecting Link - Multiple Percussion
Flux - Marimba; Flute; Clarinet; Alto Saxophone
Immersion - Percussion Quartet; Saxophone Quartet
In Time to Come - Marimba; Alto Saxophone
Lead - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Of Wind and Water - Marimba
Percussion Quartet No. 2 (Hollinden) - Percussion Quartet
Platinum - Multiple Percussion; Piano
Reckless - Percussion Octet
Release (Hollinden) - Percussion Octet
Six Ideas for Snare, Bass, and Cymbal - Multiple Percussion
Slender Beams of Solid Rhythm - Multiple Percussion
Surface Tension - Percussion Duo
The Whole Toy Laid Down - Percussion Quartet
what clarity? (with perc. ens. version) - Multiple Percussion; Percussion Ensemble (12)
what clarity? (with strings version) - Multiple Percussion; Orchestra

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