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Dansiare for Solo B flat clarinet by Hans van Eck

Dansiare for Solo B flat clarinet by Hans van Eck


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A few words from Hans van Eck:

‘Dansiare’ is the Vulgare-Roman word for ‘dancing’; in this composition interpreted as a form of a religious rite. This composition is an evocation of archetypal, ritual-like dancing.

The rhythm of Dansiare is based on two contrasting gestures: -one, aggressive continuous
movement, built with blocks of three and two 16th, -two, lyrical, slower movement in the divisive rhythm of triplets and quintuplets. This juxtaposition of these two gestures can be interpreted as yin-yang, male-female. A large overarching triplet symbolizes an opposition transcending, higher ordering.

Dansiare is the second piece in a planned collection of four clarinet compositions based on the idea of a, by Classical Greek music theory inspired, scale-Universum, symmetrically ordered around the central ‘C’ of the instrument (sounding ‘B-flat’).

Scoring: Solo Bb Clarinet

Standard: advanced  
Length: 6-8 minutes

      Sound Extract from Danasiare - Charles Neidich

Second Page Score Sample from Dansiare


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