Boyajian Star Music - open score for COMA

Hammond, D. (2017) Boyajian Star Music - open score for COMA. [Performance] (Unpublished)

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Boyajian’s Star, known more formally as KIC 8462852, presents scientists with a difficult to explain anomalous light fluctuation pattern. There are many theories, but the most popular is that the fluctuations are caused by an alien superstructure. *** Boyajian Star Music is an open score piece in 4 parts. Parts 1, 2, and 3 are accompanied by a standard ossia (s.o.) part, which is a doubling of the main parts, minus very fast grace notes, and substituting in more glissandi, and which may be played in addition to the main parts for a variety of reasons, including potentially: –increased textural variety; –instrumental capability and appropriateness – some instruments may not be equipped to play very fast grace notes, whilst others may be very good at glissandi – for example, marimba vs trombone; –instrumentalist capability – some of the players may be less experienced and need to leave out fast grace notes Part 4 has no standard ossia. It is not envisioned that any standard ossia is payed alone. It is also possible to play the piece as a quartet only, with no standard ossia, although this would create some limitations. Clarinet or saxophone quartets would work. Players and directors are encouraged to think about appropriate technical variety, e.g. pizzicato and bowing techniques in strings, mutes in various brass instruments, etc. All grace notes are to be played as quickly as possible. The articulations, staccato, staccato/tenuto, and tenuto, are to be given particularly close attention, as they drive the textural change in the work.

Item Type:Performance
Performance Type:Music
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hammond, Drew
Authors: Hammond, D.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Author

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