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Wunderkammer (Score & Parts)-OB/CL/BSN/COMPUTER MUSIC

Composer: Nichols, Charles

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 3854


Wunderkammer (2016)
for oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and computer music (pre-recorded soundtrack)
by Charles Nichols (b. 1967)- American composer and violinist
I. Specimens and Curiosities
II. Instruments of Science
III. Intricate and Decorative Crafts
IV. Exotica
Wunderkammer, or cabinets of curiosities, were precursors to museums, collections of natural, cultural, and historical objects, displayed in rooms, owned by aristocrats and scholars.  The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History defines the four component categories as: Specimens and Curiosities, Instruments of Science, Intricate and Decorative Crafts, and Exotica, which are the inspiration and titles of the four movements.  In the piece, the oboe, clarinet, and bassoon are accompanied by computer music, based on recordings of their parts, that freezes the pitches, complements the rhythms, and expands the timbres, of the acoustic instruments.
Commissioned by and dedicated to the PEN Trio. 
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