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*Contemporary Piece.* Lively and rhythmic piece with an attractive melody in 7/8. Makes some use of multiphonics. M
1. Blue Wombat
_Score 4 pp. Parts 1-4 pp._
|Publisher||Orpheus Music ,All Publishers|
|Composer First Name||Benjamin|
|Instrumentation||Treble + Piano|
|Composer Name||Thorn - Benjamin|
OMP008 Benjamin Thorn Blue Wombat
The Blue Wombat burrows away energetically in 7/8-time, the recorder's grouping mostly at variance with the piano's, the latter making much use of the interval of a second. There is a recuperative middle section, a simple stepwise recorder melody over a pedal A in the piano. Then the activity resumes, ending with a 16-bar stretch of continuous multiphonics from the recorder. The solo part is marked 'F at the outset and stays loud, while the piano is marked 'mf' or 'mp; and explores various tessituras. The composer distils a most unusual tonal picture from his chosen means. The wombat's excavations take about two-and-a quarter minutes.
Paul Clark, The Recorder Magazine, Summer 1999