Ornettology

Edwards, Ken

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Sample score

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Duration

8m 00s

Composed

1996

Instrumentation

String Ensemble

Scoring

2 vn, va, vc

Availability

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About the work

Written in homage to Ornette Coleman

First Performance: Bingham String Quartet, CoMA Summer School 1996 (1st 2 movements)

Technical notes

The first movement has no time signature or bars, and performers move at their own pace – players must respond to each other in terms of tempo, dynamics, placement of notes etc. Second movement is in strict time, as fast as technically feasible. Third movement takes off from a tune from the 1960 Ornette Coleman album, “Change of the Century”

Origin

Call for Pieces Entry: Bingham Quartet, CoMA Summer Sch00l 1996