Concerto in G for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra - (2018)
idea of a work for harpsichord as solo instrument in a small ensemble has
appealed to many, with new repertoire written throughout the 20th century,
among them composers Poulenc, de Falla and Górecki.
small work in three movements opens with a largo as celesta and strings
begin quietly. A theme is stated beginning at the a tempo which then is
taken up in other guises, in both the major and minor of G.
theme is then lightly varied from major to minor as the harpsichord takes
its place as the solo instrument
second theme in stated energetically in octaves in the strings and
thereafter with winds as well.
A slower movement with the oboe as solo over the strings and
harpsichord breaks the mood and major key which concludes the first section.
The oboe's theme is a variant on the opening theme.
The last movement's beginning theme in the bassoon is a
variant of the first section's lively tune, now treated in an undisciplined
fughetta form as the final theme piles upon itself as the half
measure, and the whole of this short work ends rousingly.
pages, circa 12' 00" - 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.
Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra
Full score - A4 edition