Parasites Lost, for wind octet, strings, and percussionist [tranposing score]

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
10 minutes
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available

PARASITES LOST is an experimental piece, a brief tone poem for woodwind octet, strings, and a smattering of percussion. This piece features polymodality, polytonality, and florid counterpoint. Structure � Simultaneous duel (dueling) subject/themes with variation; the variations result from a process of continual �modal interchange.� (Cf. associated short pieces "Contradiction," and "Non-Contradiction")

Instrumentation � 4 recorders (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor), flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bassoon, alto saxophone, percussion (2 bongos, 2 congas, crotales, bell tree or glockenspiel), 4 solo strings (violin, viola, cello, bass), violins, violas, cellos, basses

Lastly, the "four" recorder parts may be handled by just two performers, doubling alto/sopranino, tenor/soprano. [Individual instrument parts will be uploaded soon, or on demand; there are additional �Performance Notes� as well]

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