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Quest for string orchestra with percussion
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MI 1200 H678qu
Chamber Orchestra (10 to 20)
Library Collection Publisher / Label
Unpublished, printed by CMC / Inédit, imprimé par le CMC
New Music for Young Musicians – Ontario Region
Canadian Music Centre (CMC)
Commissioned through the “Norman Burgess Memorial Fund - New Music for Young Musicians”
Alice Ho, Quest for string orchestra
Level of Difficulty
The pop idioms include original rap text written by a student, vocalization, and the option of featuring a drummer; these are used as motivic stand points to simulate young string players to learn different bowing techniques, tackle ensemble playing, and polish rhythmic skills, while also exposing them to special string effects and sonorities.
- Alice Ho
Toronto University of Toronto School's Auditorium 29 Oct 2013 University Of Toronto School Chamber Strings Sarah Shugarman and Ronald Royer, directors
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The title, Quest, signifies exploration and motivation. Based on the theme of positive energy and bravery against adversities, the composition has two highly rhythmic but contrasting movements that express a young person’s expeditions and dreams. One special feature of the work is the synthesis of contemporary pop-culture elements with traditional string playing. The pop idioms include original rap text written by a student, vocalization, and the option of featuring a drummer; these are used as motivic stand points to simulate young string players to learn different bowing techniques, tackle ensemble playing, and polish rhythmic skills, while also exposing them to special string effects and sonorities. I developed this piece in collaboration with University of Toronto School’s string ensemble under the guidance of two educators, Sarah Shugarman and Ronald Royer. The premiere performance on October 29, 2013 (Canadian Music Centre’s PING event) highlighted the unique talents from UTS including a drummer who enjoys the occasional improvisatory solo while keeping the rhythmic pulse; also, an original rap text composed and performed by another student, Jason Wong, who happens to be one of the bass players in the orchestra.
Found 2 record(s)
Extent of Item
6 parts ( p.) ;
1 score (26 p.) ;
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