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Lawrence Casserley

Mixtures & Interludes

Chamber ensemble

Lawrence Casserley
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Sparingly scored, these miniatures are full of surprise and delight. The work consists of nine short sections played continuously. In Mixture 1 - Incantation, linear counterpoint for high woodwind and low strings is interspersed by distinctive brass figures and percussion motives. A brief Solo for double bass leads into Interlude 1 where harmonic writing is broken by short woodwind fragments before Duet where a simple rhythmic cell is developed by the brass instruments. Mixture 2 - Exultation alternate block chords with active rhythmic activity. The Trio for flute, clarinet and percussion is followed by Interlude 2 where woodwind and string counterpoint is interrupted by static chords. After a short Quartet for trumpet and strings, Mixture 3 - Apotheosis combines the techniques of the earlier movements. An original and rewarding work.


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Mixture 1
Interlude 1
Mixture 2
Interlude 2
Mixture 3

Miniature score
hh05.min  ISMN M 708024 09 5
Full score
hh05.fsc  ISMN M 708024 10 1
Set of parts 1,1,1,0-1,1,1,0-Timp,Perc.-(6/0/2/2/2) 
hh05.ipt  ISMN M 708024 70 5
Supplementary string set (2/2/1/1/1)
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