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Four Minutes - Four Daydreams, for flexible ensemble

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Classical music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Composed 2000 Duration: 4:00 For ensemble with instruments in C, Bb, F Eb, voices and percussion as directed in the score.

The music is presented as a performing score. Where no clef is given, play with as if with a clef as directed in the score text (see Minute two). Transposing instruments play as written and do not transpose. It is allowed, however, for special transposed parts to be created in order to ensure an even distribution of the intended chordal harmony where this would otherwise be missing.

There should be a few seconds silence between each of the four sections.

During Minute one players other than the soloist strum their fingers rapidly on the body of their instruments, chairs etc., very quietly - producing an almost imperceptible dull sound (not 'tinny' or 'bright').

Programme Note:

'Four Minutes - Four Daydreams' was composed by Paul Burnell in 2000. It was first performed by the London CoMA Ensemble, conductor Simon Foxley, at Morley College, London on the 29th October 2000. The piece has four distinct sections, each 1 minute long. Like an extended daydream each section is progressively more developed.

The piece was included on the 2013 album 'Cabbage Heads'.

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