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Classical • 2012


8.00 USD

Seller Lennart Jarde
PDF, 2.53 Mb ID: SM-000344743 Upload date: 01 Dec 2018
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Full score, Parts
Lennart Jarde
This piece uses a modified bass theme from J.S. Bach, taken from his Passacaglia in d minor. The key is moved to c minor, and the meter is changed from 3/4 to 4/4. Actually, Bach himself borrowed the theme, presumably from a French composer living some 50 years before Bach.The piece consists of 10 variations over this bass theme, but with a twist. After variation 5, the theme is played backwards, and everything is more modern, compared to the traditional layout of the first 5 variations. In the last variation, both the original and the reverse version are played together, and every bar has a reference to a previous variation, all in chronological order. Bar 1 has a reference to variation 1, bar 2 to variation 2 etc.
Once I decided on the formal structure, composing was a quite fast process, and the piece was finished in less than 3 weeks.
Ciacona or chaconne is basically the same as a passacaglia, a number of variations over an fixed, repeated (ostinato) bass theme. The title is a reference to the backwards played bass line in variation 6, Anocaic is simply Ciacona backwards!

The score and music preview are taken from both the "classical" and "modern" part of the piece.
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