There are currently no items in your cart.
Concerto for Dorothee
Recorder soloist (bass & soprano), violin I & II, viola, violoncello, double bass, luth, harpsichord - Advanced Intermediate
Composed by Drake Mabry. 21st Century. Score. Published by Drake Mabry Productions (S0.10948).
Item Number: S0.10948
Concerto for Dorothee is a commission by the dÃ¼sseldorf festival! with funds from the Kunststiftung NRW. It was written for the recorder virtuoso Dorothee Oberlinger and was premiered by her with the Italian ensemble, Sonatori De La Gioiosa Marca at the Dusseldorf Festival! on September 19, 2012. The twelve minute work is in two complimentary movements. The first is a lament inspired by the emotions invoked in Arianna's Lament by Monteverdi. There are moments when the recorder plays alone and other times when it has gentle and quiet accompanying support from members of the ensemble. This plaintiff voice searches for understanding before finding it's response in the final few bars. But the musical material here is only a transformation of the opening bars â€“ the understanding was actually always there. The second movement is a virtuoso perpetual motion with the ensemble commenting on the virtuoso recorder lines much like a Greek choir might have done. But here the interventions occur more in the manner of either lightning bolts or sometimes as a soft breeze. There is musical material shared between the two movements, sometimes as a quote but more often transformed into a new language but always organic in nature. This is a piece that is somewhat of a time machine that mixes the old and new. I have certainly brought some conventions of Baroque practice towards today and taken some of today's practices towards the Baroque. I wrote this while I was in Istanbul playing ney and painting with the ebru technique. That probably explains why this piece is more horizontal (with polyphony) than vertical (with harmony). Knowing the playing of both the soloist and the ensemble, I wrote Concerto for Dorothee throwing all care to the wind and I send my gratitude and appreciation to everyone concerned for joining me in this new adventure. Drake Mabry â€“ July 10, 2012.
About Digital Downloads
Digital Downloads are downloadable sheet music files that can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Once you download your digital sheet music, you can view and print it at home, school, or anywhere you want to make music, and you don’t have to be connected to the internet. Just purchase, download and play!
PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).