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Trio Op. 95c "In Memoriam Olivier Messiaeno

By Bertold Hummel

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Flute, oboe, piano
Composed by Bertold Hummel (1925-2002). Modern. Sheet Music. Published by Zimmermann (PE.ZM31290).

Item Number: PE.ZM31290

This trio for flute, oboe and piano is a personal homage to Olivier Messiaen whose death became known shortly before this work was composed. Melismas reminiscences of a bird song dominate--in various variations--the 1st movement the structure of which is determined by a cadence contributed by each soloist. The 2nd movement is characterized by sustained tones and concise motifs. Being 'economical' with the material, this movement forms a strong contrast to the outer movements. The basic note material of the 3rd movement comprises the letters from OLIVIER MESSIAEN's name that can be used musically: E-E-Eb-Eb-A-E. In the middle section, a sequence of chords repeated over and again forms the basis for a melodic line from Messiaen's opera 'Saint Francois d'Assise'--thus creating a kind of little passacaglia.

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