Wounding Dart - for Piano & Percussion

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
5 minutes
Modern classical music
Solo instrument + piano (Percussion [5 lines])
Instrumental parts
Not available

Wounding Dart was written during the CoMA Contemporary Music Festival Summer School held at Doncaster College, High Melton Campus (UK) between 20th and 26th of July 2008. I attended a course called 'borrowed materials' led by Michael Zev Gordon. The course is best summed up by the summer school's flyer:

"Borrowed Materials: Transcription, transformation, quotation, collage, folk song, jazz, the classical past… this course explores the important role of borrowed materials in composition, and will help you to develop a new work to be performed by Rolf Hind and Joby Burgess towards the end of the course."

I decided to base my piece on the Dowland lute song Come Again! Sweet Love Doth Now Invite.

The piece was played in a workshop on the 24th July and first performed in concert by Rolf Hind and Joby Burgess on the 25th July 2008. The recording above is an extract from that performance.

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