Contrapunctus XIX with Continuation and Coda

Finnissy, Michael

Composed

2013

Instrumentation

String Ensemble

Scoring

2 vlns, vla, vc piano trio version also available

Availability

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About the work

Commissioned by CoMA and AllcomersMusic with public funding from the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England.

This piece was written for my friends at CoMA. I did not aim at producing a ‘proper’ fugal completion of Bach’s masterly work, already accomplished by Donald Francis Tovey, but – alluding to Busoni’s previous continuation a century or so before mine – continue a kind of conversation with Bach, or recollect his music in tranquility. MF

Origin

Commissioned by CoMA and AllcomersMusic