Sinfin Parados Anthony Gilbert

Sinfin Parados cover
Duration
9 mins
Composed
2002
Published
2002
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Duos

Instrumentation
2 Vibraphone

Purchasing options

Score and parts ISMN 57020-683-4 £20.00 Buy now

two vibraphones

Programme note

Sinfin parados is an arrangement for two players of Sinfin, for solo vibraphone. Originally composed in January-July 2000, this was the third in a group of works for wind and percussion responding to the powerful imagery of the great rose windows of Chartres Cathedral.  It reflects upon the South Rose, a bright Apocalypse vision, showing the Deity surrounded by eight censing angels, the four beasts of the Apocalypse and by twenty-four musicians bearing a variety of plucked instruments.  The number seven is of significance in the Apocalypse, and in the architecture of this Cathedral. 

So Sinfin has seven sections forming a complete circle, from skeletal mirror-chord sequence through plainchant and increasingly dance-like developments over the implicit 27-bar chord-sequence to a climax followed by a return of the chords, now given in full.

Premiere
Chris Brannick and Richard Benjafield, National Centre for Early Music, York, 13th April 2002
Performances
  • 23 Oct 2005 |

    Merit School of Music, Gottlieb Concert Hall, 38 S. Peoria, Chicago

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    Ensemble CUBE: Dane Richeson, Mike Truesdell (vibraphones)

  • 14 Mar 2005 |

    CUBE (Chicago's premiere New Music Ensemble) live from Studio 1 of WFMT 98.7 FM

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    Dane Richeson, Mike Truesdell (vibraphones)