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Arundo Donax

For Solo Bassoon

Aaron Anderson
(2013)

About the piece


The premise of Arundo Donax is the juxtaposition of
dissonant set class (0,1,6,7) and the consonant set class (0,2,5,7).
The piece is primarily a gradient from the prior to the later. A
clearer sense of tonality is reached, at which point the composition
is treated in a more simplistic fashion. The consonance is then
partially abandoned as the piece is ended in a broken reflection of
the introductory material.

Arundo Donax
For Phillip Kandel
Aaron Anderson
q = 76

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