Trade Winds - Concerto for Tabla (orch)

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Christien Ledroit

General Info

Year: 2003/08
Duration: c. 14:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: CMC
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00
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Multiple Percussion - Tabla

Program Notes

Trade Winds is a concerto for tabla string orchestra, built almost entirely from a few short musical fragments based on Indian musical scales and rhythms. The structure of the work is a loose interpretation of one of many Indian solo structures, and while it does not adhere strictly to Indian models, it captures the same basic slow-fast structure. The fast sections undergo a process of metamorphosis, from a jhaptal rhythm to a rupak rhythm (and vice-versa), with the coda set in a tintal rhythm, while the unmetered sections dissect the basic materials of the metered sections and explore their various musical aspects. The title alludes to the weather patterns that allowed ancient cultures to meet and trade with each other. It refers to a blending of cultures and exchange of ideas, brought about by a mutually-occurring phenomena, wind (or in this case, music).




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