Title

Chamber Concerto for Guitar Quartet, Winds, and Percussion

PerformanceType

Audio/Visual Production

Performance Subtype

Composing

Performance Date

Spring 3-4-2010

Place of Performance

Auer Concert Hall, Rhinehart Music Building

Abstract

This is a 10 minute musical work for Guitar Quartet, a small (by 2's) selected group of wind instruments, and percussion instruments. It is in a Neo-Baroque style, with remnants of the Baroque approach to concerto forms in the 18th century. The musical language, however, is very contemporary with such devices as percussive effects for the guitars, polytonal harmonicism, and densely packed massed sound structure. It can be thought of as "Baroque through the looking glass" as it clearly emulates the energy and motoric rhythms of the 18th century, although it is morphed into a 21st century setting in the choice of musical materials. The work was also performed in April at the Mid-America Guitar Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, by the same IPFW group of musicians.

Keywords

Chamber Concert, Neo-Baroque, Kenneth Johnson, Guitar Quartet

Disciplines

Music

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