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Between Snow and Ice

Year of composition
2009
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
7 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Trio
Instrumental parts

Between Snow and Ice is a string trio based on two related ideas I found in New Scientist magazine. The first was a beautiful series of pictures of various types of snowflakes, and the other was a graph showing the effects of freezing water to very low temperatures and the snowflake-like patterns that produced.

The piece is in a rough sonata form, with the freezing theme being the first subject and the snowflakes the second subject. They are related both scientifically and musically as the dominant interval is a 6th (snowflakes have six sides as any fule kno).

The data from the graph was used to generate most of the notes for the first subject, which is in Passacaglia form. The second subject is simply me playing around with various forms of sixes and threes.

Christine Caulfield January 2009

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