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Winds of Artemis

Composer
Matthew G. Lawson 2004
Publisher
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Duet
Instrumental parts
Not available

Winds of Artemis tells the story of one of the pivotal events that took place leading up to the Greek invasion of Troy and is based upon the texts of Aeschylus and Homer.

Like much of the music from these ancient times the work is aleatoric with no measures nor specific note values. Time is based upon short, long, or longer durations; specified by quarter, half, and whole note noteheads respectively. Music and text found within the boxes are to be played together, beginning approximately at the same time. Overall duration will be dependent mostly on the rate at which the narrator recites the text. Dynamics are primarily left out and will be determined by the dynamic range of the narrator. Both the narrator and clarinetist can be amplified, although it is not a necessity. The clarinetist has the liberty to add embellishments where it seems appropriate. The narrator should endeavor to add as much emotion as possible. The key signature is also reminiscent of ancient Greek music. Due to the unique tonal system of that period it is more convenient to notate a non-standard key signature rather than have an excess of accidentals. All accidentals that occur affect the note that it belongs to and any immediate proceeding notes.

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