Three pieces for various instruments

N.1 for solo piano
N.2 for chamber orchestra, marimba and piano
N.3 for viola and piano

Pieces dedicated to: N.1 Ertuğrul Oğuz Fırat, N.2 Hakan Şensoy, N.3 Çetin Aydar

Kaleidoscopes, is a series of pieces created on one unique tone-row using its various modifications.

The tone-row is from Alban Berg's violin concerto ("To The Memory of an Angel"): G-B-flat-D-F-sharp-A-C-E-G-sharp-B-c-sharp-D-F.

But that tone-row is not used here in a very strict and formal way. Often "forbidden" octave intervals and note repetitions are used here for acoustical and instrumental reasons.

As all tone-rows created by Alban Berg, this famous one has also many unique features. The first striking aspect of it is the very symmetrical structure, emphasising the use of 3 step intervals. Towards the end, for the last 4 notes, the intervals are further condensed into whole-tones. Those last four notes of the row, as a short whole tone scale, are used as pivot notes in main structural points all through the composition.

Specially the C sharp and D sharp tones are used as a mid-range pedal chord through a large portion of the first composition.

The tone row is used without any transposition for those pieces. Rhythmical elements are created from the apparent subdivisions of the tone-row. The row may be thought of as divided into 3 sections having 5-4 and 3 notes each. A rhythmical pattern, based on numbers 5-4-3 is created from that subdivision. This pattern is used thoroughly during the development part of the pieces.

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Product Details:
List Price: $28.95
8.5" x 11" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)
Black & White on White paper
80 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1489520333
ISBN-10: 1489520333
BISAC: Music / Printed Music / Mixed Collections