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Anthony Cheung

Centripedalocity

flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, alto saxophone, harp, violin, viola, cello (2008)
Duration11'
CommissionOctober 24, 2008; students of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris
PublisherPSNY

Media

Program Note

Each of the three sections of Centripedalocity deals in some way with musical gravities at work. Various "forces" pull, push, spin, rotate, attract, and deflect musical materials to and away from each other. The analogy extends to different levels of harmonic and rhythmic attraction. In the first part, Faux d'artifice, opening chords pull a dominant saxophone line into one another like miniature whirlpools. An extended allusion to Debussy's piano prelude Feu d'artifice appears redrawn by a microtonal harmonic world.

Escape-Cadence Free-Fall (3rd unRaveling), takes an altered version of the opening chord progression of Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro and runs with it in many directions, turning it into a harmonic omnibus. New colors shine through microtonal intervals. "Escape-cadence" alludes to “escape tones” in common practice harmony; here the tones are like cadences that push away and are pulled back, only to escape. The intervals are treated as overtones, and the progression is constantly in "free-fall,” with harmonic snapshots taken by other instruments.

Anadiplosis is based on Thelonious Monk's "Epistrophy." The Monk tune accents repeated phrase endings, which fall into place on different parts of the beat, as a musical equivalent of an epistrophe, a rhetorical figure of repetition. Anadiplosis is a similar rhetorical device, repeating words that end previous lines or clauses at the beginning of new ones for extra emphasis. The constant repetition is created from a kind of call and-response polyphony.

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Full score and Solo Part (Digital)

Chamber Ensemble Score (Print)

Piano Reduction and solo parts (Digital)

Choral Score Set - 16 copies (Print)
Includes 8 copies of the soprano/alto part and 8 copies of the tenor/bass part.

Score and part (Digital)

Score and part (Print)

Conductor Score (Print)

Full Score/Violin Part (Print)

Full Score/Violin Part (Digital)

Piano reduction and solo part (Print)

Piano/Vocal Score (Print)

Piano/Vocal Score (Digital)

Video and instructions (Digital)

Study Score in Two Volumes (Print)

Score and Parts (Digital)
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Soprano/Alto Part (Print)

Full Score (Digital)
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Full Score (Print)
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Tenor/Bass Part (Print)

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Parts (Print)
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Solo Instrument Score (Digital)
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Full Score/Performance Score (Digital)
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Score and Parts (Print)
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Solo Instrument Score (Print)
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Full Score/Performance Score (Print)
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Choral Score (Digital)
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Choral Score Set- 8 copies (Print)
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Vocal Score (Digital)

Vocal Score (Print)

Choral Score (Print)

Full Score and Solo Part (Print)
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Study Score (Print)

Study Score (Digital)