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THOMAS, Augusta Read b. 1964
Autograph Sketches: Various Stacking Chords
2011. Oblong folio (278 x 430 mm). Notated in black and green with various additional colors on 8-stave printed music paper. Explanatory title in pink between first and second system: "Various 'stacking' chords with flexible pathways/orders. (Save + use)." Signed by composer in orange to right margin: "Augusta Read Thomas." Recto First system divided into six numbered sections, each containing a series of chords notated in black. The remainder of the page consists of circled clusters of chord iterations, grouped and numbered to correspond with those numbered above. Arrows between circled groupings denote possible pathways among the various groups. Verso "Energized through-composed 'shimmer'." Four groups of rhythmic, dynamic, and articulation notation without staves, with fifth diagram consisting of a single line (possibly denoting a rhythm staff) interrupted by 4 blank circles. Some wear, staining, and creasing; tears to lower margin. These sketches are not associated with a particular work/s but, rather, represent musical ideas, perhaps to be used at a later date; as such, they allow valuable insight into the composer's working methods. "The music of Augusta Read Thomas ... is majestic, it is elegant, it is lyrical, it is "boldly considered music that celebrates the sound of the instruments and reaffirms the vitality of orchestral music" Philadelphia Inquirer "Born in Glen Cove, New York, Thomas was appointed University Professor of Composition at the University of Chicago in 2011. University Professors are selected for internationally recognized eminence in their … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [United States]
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