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Melancholy Processional

Jackson, Gabriel

About the work

Melancholy Processional unfolds inexorably through a series of melodic paragraphs of varying length, each one cued by the piano. These phrases are heterophonic – the players begin together each time, but proceed at their own pace thereafter, with added grace note embellishments as they see fit (rather in the manner of Gaelic psalm-singing in the Western Isles of Scotland). There is a brief foray into brighter territory about two-thirds of the way through, but the piece ultimately winds down to the sombre manner of its opening.

Origin

Open Score 2004 commissioned by Diana Burrell, artistic director of Open Score 2004

Anthology

The score for this work is included in the anthology Open Score: Contemporary Music for All (ISMN: 979-0-9002363-0-2) published by CoMA in 2016. More details

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score & parts

£40.00

Sample score

Open

Duration

7m 00s

Publisher

bmic Contemporary Voices

Composed

2004

Instrumentation

Flexible Ensemble with Keyboard

Scoring

treble instruments, pf, perc
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