Classical music: Chamber music, Cello music, Cello ensemble

Det var en Lørdag Aften

ID: SM-000346183
Alternative title Lordag aften - Mutations on a Danish folk song
ComposerLennart Jarde
PublisherLennart Jarde
Year of composition 2012
Genre Classical / Contemporary
Instrumentation Cello
Scored forSeptet, Octet
Type of scoreFull score, Parts
Duration 7'0"
Difficulty Advanced
Description Det var en lordag aften (on a saturday afternoon) is a well-known Danish folk song about a man waiting for a woman, who disappoints him by not turning up at the agreed meeting place.
First draft was a standard variation layout, with the melody going through variations in form, tempo and tonality, but after variation 3 the piece, almost by itself, changed character. It was as if the music forced me in a new direction. Suddenly it was no more "standard variation" (where you always should be able to hear/identify the theme); but the theme itself was altered, and changed form. Variation was no more an appropriate title, mutation was far more adequate.
The mood through the piece's 7 mutations undergoes a change from initial optimism through anger to total despair.....
Written for 7 or 8 celli, parts for the 8 celli version are included.
Upload date 16.01.2019


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