Barak Arbel / Reflections

Reflections is trying to create a misterioso effect, first by the long notes of the clarinet’s melody at the beginning, later on by the harmony that all the instruments create together, and finally, by the free canon between the cello and the clarinet. I hope you will feel connected to this piece and take the time to reflect and add your own character to it.

Recorded remotely by Plus-Minus Ensemble as part of a composition workshop at Bath Spa University.

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Paige Halliwell / Rubble Houses

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Liam Hayes / Revolve

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The title of this piece refers to the rhythmic movement of each instrument and how they interact with each other as the piece unfolds. Just as the earth revolves around the sun, the piano, cello and clarinet all rotate around a fixed harmonic point in this work. It can be divided into three sections (or […]

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Edward Beazley / Reflections…

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