Recitative Anthony Gilbert

Recitative cover
Duration
7 mins 4 secs
Composed
2010
Published
2010
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Solos •• Solos (other instruments)

Instrumentation
1 Trombone

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Programme note

Recitative was written for Heider Nasralla in 2010.  Its melodic line pursues a continuous, but not exactly smooth, course up hill and down dale for seven minutes.  Troubled it may be, but not shapeless in its overall structure, whose broad cyclic rhythm pursues a natural swell, generated by a feeling of dialogue between the chant-line we hear at the opening and a succession of increasingly dramatic interruptions.  The dialogue builds to a climax, marked by 2-note multiphonics, which in their turn take on the role of agents for a final, affirmative peace.

Heider Nasralla gave the piece its first performance in May 2011 at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester.

Premiere
Heider Nasralla, Anthony Burgess Institute, Manchester, 14th May 2011
Performances
  • 22 Oct 2014 | 7:30pm | Regent Hall, Salvation Army, 275 Oxford St, London W1C 2DJ | Alan Tomlinson
  • 14 May 2011 | 7:30pm |

    Anthony Burgess Institute, Manchester

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    Heider Nasralla (trombone)