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List of works
A Kind of Murky Blue
Changeable, Out
Of Limits
Nawleans Processional
Sawtooth
Arran Sketches
In To Stellar Cast
CHRIS NOBLE
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Nawleans Processional is an attempt to combine polar opposites; the dirge section of a traditional New Orleans funeral, and the stately themes and instrumentation of Bach's first Brandenburg concerto. lt uses almost exactly the same instruments as the Bach, albeit without bassoons and with the addition of a snare drum.
The piece explores a number of different themes and melodies. The first is a pastiche of a traditional American melody which bookends the work; the horns open with the theme, which is then later substantially re-orchestrated with much more pomp for the finale, with snippets of the melody reappearing throughout. lncidental fragments of the Bach are here transformed into central motifs of the procession, notably the opening horn calls and the ‘dipping’ three note pattern from the slow movement. The overall mood is one of sobriety, with displays of grieving which are not always restrained.
Players and performances
Part of the Brandenburg Project 18-20 April 2013.
© 20135Tom James, Tom Owen, Jenny Jackson & Chris Noble.
CHRIS NOBLE
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Nawleans Processional
Voice
Director
Violins
Viola
Cello
Bass
Recorder
Keyboard
Sophia Carroll
Tom Owen
Gavin Usher, Tom Davies
Natalie Roper
Charlie Hardwick
Sam Beagles
Tom James
Chris Noble