Prelude Canonique for Chamber Orchestra (version 2009)
Canonic elements play an important role in this work. Shortly after the opening a two-part canonic passage is introduced by the violins. Later on this energetic music shows up as three-part and four-part canons in different orchestrations. But next to the canons a different kind of music is present almost from the beginning: fragments of choral-like melodic lines. Gradually choral-like music gets a more prominent role. By a process of manipulating the fragments in different ways (i.e. argumentation and superpositioning) a more extensive version of the choral is progressively (re)constructed. At the end of the piece the choral appear in its ‘original’ form.
Niels Rosing-Schow 2009