Where Springs not Fail

(1998)
Peter Bruun
vl solo + 1.1.1.1/1.1.1.0/perc/pno/1.0.0.1.1
Solo(s) + 9+ instr
17:30
1998
B.0299
A3, 45 pages

This concert is in three movements – slow, fast and slow – played without intermission. In the two outer movements the solo violin is not solistic as such but plays constantly; in the final movement it is a recurring instrument in changing chamber musical constellations. The oboe also plays a prominent part in the first movement, and a finishing cadence in the end of the final movement is for solo violin and oboe.

The middle movement (the longest) is concerted: the solo violin accompanied by percussion, electric guitar and piano alternate with tutti. After a slow opening, the middle movement goes in two waves from a deep to a high register. One of the waves is a compact and intensified version of the other one. Here the music of the solo violin stubbornly sticks to certain rhythmical figures and melodic motives which are being repeated and varied. The violin is accompanied by a pulsating and ”resounding” timbre which constantly maintains the note D. This tonal and rhythmical monotomy (hopefully) gives the opportunity of richness of expression and variation for the melodic self-expressions of the soloist. 

The title is taken from a poem by the English author Gerald Manley Hopkins (1844-1889).

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