A 12x12 square with blue, yellow, and red cells placed torepresent the tone row used in this piece. When the red and yellow land on the same cell, they make orange.

Serial Sequel

© 2014, MaLoMaLo Press

for Bassoon Trio

Duration: 2:30 min.

Program Notes:

Serial Sequel is the sequel to my previous experiment with serialism entitled Serial Series, written for bassoon quartet. Although I have always enjoyed writing contrapuntally, the fugue in Serial Series presented some special challenges I had never encountered before. After finishing Serial Series, I decided to continue exploring methods of familiarizing "serially composed" music through counterpoint, employing stylistic elements from pre-Baroque counterpoint such as rhythm and articulation patterns, and the unforgettable double-leading tone cadence. The piece, if played with the proper style and sensitivity, should feel like anachronistic dance music.

A 12x12 square with blue, yellow, and red cells placed torepresent the tone row used in this piece. When the red and yellow land on the same cell, they make orange.