- for plectrum orchestra with optional flute and accordion
- 06' 00"
- for mandolin 1, mandolin II, mandola, guitar, mandocello or liuto, double bass, with optional flute and accordion
- A one-movement, mostly neo-baroque work for plectrum orchestra
|Score (87k)||Page 1 - 8||© Yvette Audain|
J.S. Bach is sitting on your shoulder. He’s been there for a fair while now. And he makes no apologies for his boofy wig, facial powder that quite possibly enters the room more than a moment before he does, or those wonderfully-ornate clothes that these days would, well… actually, probably render a great many gentlemen jealous.
He goes for a stroll. This bass is not a ‘figured’ bass, thank you very much, it’s a ‘walking’ bass. First stop is a cinema where they are showing a film with a soundtrack by Philip Glass. I think our Baroque man J.S. is inspired to write more chorales at this point. Following a happy hop, skip and jump down the road, however, he stops by a park, where all present are taking in the reggae… and this time he ends up staying a little longer than he had planned to… until it is time to go home via a Fleet-ing performance by a local band.
This piece is dedicated to someone who on one occasion texted me saying they were ‘walking bach’ to my house. Pun apparently intended.
- Commissioned by the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles Inc. (FAME)
- To O.W.P.M.
|08 Jan 2011||
Performed by FAME Camp combined orchestra with conductor Bryan Holden, at the Raye Freedman Theatre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, in Auckland