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Circle Music III-BSN/PN

Composer: McTee, Cindy

Publisher: Bill Holab Music

Edition: BHM4


Circle Music II
for bassoon and piano
by Cindy McTee (b. 1953)- American composer and educator

Duration: 8:00

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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.