Till MacIvor Meyn

Composer ∞ Musician

PRESS PLAY

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PRESS PLAY

28.00

Bassoon and String Quartet. Price is for the license to reproduce 1 music score from 1 PDF score, and for the parts.

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When I was growing up in the 1980s, I had a rather large cassette tape collection with many different types of music; my friends and I spent much of our time browsing through each other’s sets and listening to diverse rock albums. ‘Press Play’ is designed to represent the format of an EP album, though the music contained is a mix of styles. Track 1 is a chorale-style introductory movement that features the bassoon in brief solo passages between the chordal string sections. Hit Single is basically a pop song for bassoon and strings. In Deep Cut, the instruments explore a slow contrapuntal texture; the title refers to an obscure type of track on an album that radio stations are less likely to air, except perhaps on late night shows. Deep Cut accelerates in the second half, and moves almost directly into Hidden Track, named for a type of song that some albums “hide” after all the popular songs are over. Hidden Track also features an acceleration from beginning to end, and has a style and format similar to process music.