Round is an indeterminate work in which melodic instruments go through the written melody at their own pace. The stemless notes are to be held for 2-3 seconds and the grace notes are to be played quickly and slightly louder than the stemless ones. As each instrument progresses through, the listener can track where each player is according to the grace notes, which pop out of the texture. It is the second of my attempts at open instrumentation compositions.
Any Number of Melodic Instruments
Premiered: April 2014 by Hartt Composers Ensemble; Berkman Recital Hall, Hartford, CT