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maecenas music - wind bands and ensembles

Agrestefor Chamber Ensemble

McAlister, Clark

Agreste is the French word for "rustic" and fully describes the character of this piece.

Three ideas are presented: A brief group of chords that start the piece; a two-part theme and finally a declamatory idea which re-appears throughout the piece. The work is a tightly-organised scherzo, more or less a rondo and is built around the development and extension of the declamatory theme. The climax is a full statement of this theme after which the other motives unwind in increasingly syncopated rhythms until it ends as it began, with the same brief set of chords.

Note by the composer.

Duration: c. 5.33 minutes

MC0208

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MC0208C

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