Graham Lynch: Cut-Outs

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Catalogue No: FTNFM630
Composer: Graham Lynch
Format: Sheet Music | Score

These short pieces take their titles from some of the Cut-Outs of Matisse. Each piece is an exploration of melodic lines, and their ability to create harmonic 'images'.

Two Dancers is a fast and virtuosic piece that mirrors the dynamic figures in the Matisse Cut-Out, and its joyful arabesques and angular leaps are suggestive of the dancers' gestures.

Icarus is a slow movement in which the music gradually becomes more agitated and rises to a climax before falling away again.

The last piece, The Parakeet and the Mermaid, is a bright and colourful interweaving of motivic patterns that brings the set to a sparkling conclusion.

Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
Published on: 01 May 2017
Publisher: Forton Music

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