Concerto Logic

For Piano and Wind Symphony

Carter Pann

Duration: 00:22:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Concerto Logic (2007-08) was commissioned by a consortium of 21 university wind symphonies around the country via CBDNA. The work is largely inspired by games of chance, logic, and strategy, both ancient and contemporary. Cast in four movements, the pieces lasts about 20 minutes. The list of commissioning organizations is below.

I. Dogs and Jackals (C-Minor Fantasy) is an ancient Egyptian game from between the 9th and 12th dynasties. Each player has his own pegs or counters to keep position while moving around a pegboard. The game is a race to see who gets to the last peg first by way of a chance device (like dice). The most common chance device of the era was a set of 4 throw-sticks, each with a curved and a flat side. This first movement does not portray any kind of game play, but instead uses the images of both animals, carved onto each set of pegs, as musical characters in dialogue.

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by a consortium of 20 University Wind Symphonies under the auspices of CBDNA, led by Kevin Sedatole at Michigan State University.
Composition Date 2007-08
Orchestration Solo Pno.; 3 2 5(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) Sop.Sax., A.Sax., Ten.Sax., Bar.Sax. - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1, Euph.; Timp. 3Perc. Cb.

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