Concerto in E flat for Piano and Orchestra - (2018)
work opens with the 6/8 rhythmic motor in timpani, and initial statement of
the harmonic scheme as in the strings initially..
the piano takes up the harmonic theme in arpeggios at the doppio
movimento as the other voices sing out an aggressive counter melody.
second theme at the presto is accompanied in 3/4 meter by punctuated
gestures restating the harmonic scheme many times over, first with the
violas and celesta, and then with piano bravura.
duple meter adagio follows, begun with the piano in muted tones, hushed
dynamics and expressive character, first alone, then with the addition of
the solo violin, and thereafter with additional strongs.
adagio continues with all the voices taking up the theme, as the solo piano
decorates with its commentary.
Returning to the opening 6/8, a fugue subject is stated in the violins,
supported by pizzicati violas. The answer is given at the fifth
initially in the lower strings, with subsequent restatements in several
tonal domains. The themes interweave in a more complex texture.
fugue is interrupted, as the piano takes a moment of introspection and a
look back at the harmonic schemes, before restating the fugue subject of
this final movement in the tonic, the celesta answering, then timpani and
finally the massed strings.
work ends in a forceful unison for the entire ensemble..
pages, circa 18' 15" - an MP3 emulation of the work is here:
and parts are available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score.
E flat for Piano and Chamber Orchestra
Full score - A4 edition