Frank Corcoran

irish composer

GREAT ! HARD RAIN SOLOISTS PREMIERE IN BELFAST 2018 ” 9 LOOKS AT PIERROT =

9 LOOKS AT ” PIERROT ”

for Fls/Clar.s / Pianoforte / Vln./ V.Cello.

Here the classical Schoenberg instrumental ensemble is used to paint NINE short pictures of the traditional ” Pierrot ” figure .

Here are 9

“Charakterstuecke ” on this important theme.

1. Short idea : all the 5 instruments.

2. Miniature – only 4 Bars ! Piccolo and Bass Clar. – We change the colouring.

3. Another colour-facette – only 8 Bars long ! – the 4 instr.s plus a FEW Piano tones !

4. “Lustingando ” – dance-like Pierrot.

5. Presto and fortissimo – all is breathlessness.

6. A Webernesque 7 bars. Repeated. Pianissimo.

7 Piccolo and BassClar. – we change Pierrot’s character once again.

9. Here is the longest . All the heard ideas are developed. – Quintuplet and septuplet figures growing .

The piano’s lowest register and the deep instruments paint also the

Catastrophic. At the end, Pierrot’s irrepressible humour – lusingando….

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