Circle Music III-BSN/PN
Composer: McTee, Cindy
Publisher: Bill Holab Music
for bassoon and piano
by Cindy McTee (b. 1953)- American composer and educator
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Circle Music is indeterminate with respect to form, requiring the performers to make spontaneous decisions as to which of approximately 15 musical fragments will be heard at any given moment. The order of events and the resulting relationships between the two parts are therefore different each time the piece is performed. Continuity is achieved by occasional imitation between the parts as well as the consistent use of the octatonic scale (C, C#, D#, E, F#, G, A, Bb) and a recurring C-major triad in the base register of the piano.