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Grand Pas de Cinq

for clarinet, violin, percussion, harp and piano (2018)

World premiere: King's College London, 3 February 2019. Lontano Ensemble was conducted by Odaline de la Martinez.

You can buy a score of Grand Pas de Cinz from SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, available here

The grand pas de deux—or, indeed, de trois—forms the highpoint of many 19th-century ballets, with dance at its most virtuosic and aristocratic. While rather more wild than aristocratic, my music dances in figurations akin to arabesques, fouetes, and jetés. Overall, the tone is percussive and rhythmic throughout.


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