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THE EXPANSE

for horn and percussion
(2012)

  • Duration: ca. 8'30"
  • First Performance:
    October 21, 2012
    Maura McCune and Lindsey Pietrek
    Rice University
    Houston, TX
  • Purchase Score (Both performers read from score)

Program Notes: The Expanse explores the contraction and expansion of different musical elements, including pitch, rhythm, and form. The lines either rise or fall while the pulse quickens or slows, creating a feeling of constant motion. The piece opens with a contemplative melody that seems to evoke an "expanse" as well. This tune returns several times throughout the piece, each time conveying a slightly different feeling.