Faye-Ellen Silverman

Troubled Repose

Year: 1998

Duration (in minutes): 6 1/2'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument trio, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: any string, any woodwind, contrabass, flute, viola

Publisher: Subito Music Corporation

“Troubled Repose” was created for the Belgian ensemble Nieuwe Oogst,
The form of this work comes from its title. The piece exists in three sections. The first consists of two short introductory subsections, with the second one slightly faster than the first. In both, the mood is restful, with slight disturbances (indicated by minor tempo increases). In the middle section, which begins at a yet faster tempo than that of the two introductory sections, the change is more radical, and happens over a longer period of time. The disturbance is more audible. As with the introductory section, the disturbance interrupts the material at the original tempo, which then returns. In this middle section, this return uses some of the same eighth note material to clarify the form. The last section is without a disturbance. Instead, it gradually changes the tempo from that of the middle section to that of the opening of the composition

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