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Friends of Distinction

for piano solo

Year:  2018

Year:  2018

Composer:   Chris Gendall

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Sample Score

Sample: First two pages of each movement

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Friends of Distinction is a suite of three movements, each of which is inspired by an existing keyboard work. “German Monoliths” was commissioned by Stephen de Pledge as part of a series of companion movements to Bach’s Partita (BWV 827), intended in some way to replace Bach's intricate architecture with a landscape of structures wildly varied in shape and dimension. “Souvenir” is a short interlude whose point of departure is the spectacular Scarlatti G-major Sonata (K.455). “Fades” was commissioned by Katherine Dowling, and is a spiky, spontaneous response to “Wie aus die Ferne” from Schumann’s Davidsbündlertanze.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Stephen de Pledge ("German Monoliths") and Katherine Dowling ("Fades")

Contents note

I. German Monoliths
II. Souvenir
III. Fades