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Fragments



Chamber Ensemble


12m 30s




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This piece is somewhat representative of myself. Fragments is a further endeavor in atonal music by Zach that, from the start, had a plan. The title says it all, as the piece is not truly developed until the very end of the piece. The first movement starts out subtle, and slowly introduces fragments of the first idea of the piece that is heard in the Piano and Marimba about two-thirds through the first movement. The second movement starts with a rhythmic drive that slowly introduces a small idea in the flute part that comes to fruition once the brass take over and from there, this movement is a fiery tango that features the brass soaring with the rest of the ensemble performing immensely complex rhythmic patterns underneath. Movement three begins with a 30 second interlude that serves as an abrupt end to the tango from movement two and is driven by the piano looking back at the last movement and looking forward to the next, as demonstrated by the large dynamic contrasts. The main porti

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This piece is somewhat representative of myself. Fragments is a further endeavor in atonal music by Zach that, from the start, had a plan. The title says it all, as the piece is not truly developed until the very end of the piece. The first movement starts out subtle, and slowly introduces fragments of the first idea of the piece that is heard in the Piano and Marimba about two-thirds through the first movement. The second movement starts with a rhythmic drive that slowly introduces a small idea in the flute part that comes to fruition once the brass take over and from there, this movement is a fiery tango that features the brass soaring with the rest of the ensemble performing immensely complex rhythmic patterns underneath. Movement three begins with a 30 second interlude that serves as an abrupt end to the tango from movement two and is driven by the piano looking back at the last movement and looking forward to the next, as demonstrated by the large dynamic contrasts. The main porti

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