Composed: 2009 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Tuba & Piano
ISMN: 979-0-720109-12-1 Catalogue: RM741
Level: C Country: Australia
This book is designed for beginning instrumentalists, current students and advanced players who would like to improvise and compose. A Score of Ideas can by used as a companion book to supplement instrumental tutor and band books. It will assist music teachers to help their students experience creative activities.
20 Ideas to Explore
Investigate concepts based on the fundamental elements of music:
rhythm, expression, tempo, dynamics, pitch, duration, tone, form, phrasing, articulation
20 Performance Activities to Do
Each idea includes a practical Performance Activity, designed to help students experience the creative idea being explored.
A Score of Ideas... the very essence of what good music teaching practice is all about.
Ormond Professor and Head, School of Music
The University of Melbourne
As a note of curiosity, the opening theme of the piece was composed on the evening of September 11th Eastern Standard Time (EST) of that year at the exact moments that the World Trade Centre in New York was being attacked. The composer had no idea of the events on the other side of the world at the time of writing and the musical content is not related to these events. However, the title, Echoes of Another Age is an acknowledgment of the change in awareness these events created of how we now live and perceive our world.
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