Title Over Cool Waters Bridge
Date of composing November 2016
Genre piece for chamber ensemble with flexible score: flute, oboe (or Bb clarinet), bass clarinet (or bassoon), contrabassoon (or double bass), harp (or 4 guitars), celesta and harpsichord (or piano for 4 hands)
Style romantic, ethnic (Asian)
Level of difficulty from beginner to intermediate
Copyright © 2017 Natalia Pispini
A minor / A major. Allegretto grazioso.
This music is about meeting the past love, hope and dreams. Everything is gone, yet there are sweet memories. Keeping them through the cold waters of broken relationships is the key for the future recollecting the soul.
The use of contrapuntal imitations and pentatonic scales are the main composing technique of this piece. The form is strophic ABA1B1. The texture is transparent, and the rhythm is limited up to several durations only (like in some Japanese or Chinese folk music styles).
Although the composer thinks the original scoring is the best to achieve the desirable sound effect and the fragile mood of this composition, it can be played by different instruments defined in the description above. The tempo should be kept the same from the beginning to the end. The manner of playing is expected to be slightly emotionally distant, subtle and elegant. It is suitable to play for musicians with various background experiences, as well as for amateurs.
Watch and listen to electronic realization for this piece on my YouTube channel:
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