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Horn Workshop July 05

Trans-it/orb_it Joao Rafael

Joao Rafael's "Trans-it/orb_it" was undoubtedly one of the most challenging pieces we asked Tim to try. It's the sort of piece that by its very nature a performer can only ever make an approximation at. The speed of notes and the difficulty of the leaps involved are virtually impossible to reproduce 100% accurately. As with works by composer such as Ferneyhough, the sense of struggle needed to produce the music may be part of the intended effect.

Tim made a valliant attempt at the first two lines, but we did not have enough time to do the whole extract justice. The extract performed is shown below, at written (transposed) pitch.

trans_it.mp3 (198Kb)

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