Spectrum

by Lance Eccles

OMP010

Score 10 pp. Parts 3 pp.

Contemporary Piece. Three evocative movements. First movement makes interesting use of cross rhythms; second is calm and static while the third is a lively jaunt in 12/8.

1. Infra-Red
2. Sunlight
3. Ultra-Violet


OMP010 Lance Eccles Spectrum

The three movements of Lance Eccles' Spectrum for recorder quintet SATTB are" "Infra-red", "Sunlight" and "Ultra-violet".  Their structures are audaciously simple, but the realisation of each piece is highly effective.  "Infra-red" is an AABA form, the B being just a transposition of the A, a tone higher, with short connecting passages between.  But the effect of the piece, with its reliance on strings of supertriplets over a tramping bass is electric.  "Sunlight", marked Andante places a bright descant tune over a glowing, flowing, all-crotchet accompaniment that becomes livelier at each of the two repetitions of the tune which itself gets shorter each time.

"Ultra-violet" is in a moderately fast 12/8, with an attractive bluesy melody over a stomping bass, with many pleasing changes of texture.  The whole piece is very well written for recorders, light-hearted and a pleasure to play.

Paul Clark, The Recorder Magazine, Summer 1999

 

$ 19.80 tax incl.

  • Catalogue Type Recorder
  • Edition Modern
  • Instrumentation Descant, Treble, 2 Tenors, Bass
  • Setting Quintets
  • Grade 2-6
  • Composer Dates Contemporary

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