themes in "Essence of time"

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  1. Imperial

    Imperial Member

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    What is the themes in Peter Grahams "the essence of time"?
    I know that the main theme is A Time for Peace.
    but i think that i recognize one theme just when 4.40 minutes been played on the Black Dyke recording I'm listening to.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Aidan Geary

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    According to the sleeve notes from the 1991 Dyke recording:

    "The work is prefaced by a quotation from the third chapter of the book of Ecclesiastes - 'To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven; a time to be born; a time to dance; a time to love; a time to hate; a time to die; a time to mourn; a time for war; a time for peace.' The work is a series of variations, each of which is headed by it's own 'time' from the biblical reference."

    I don't that is the correct order of the themes, but it is all of them.

    Awesome piece! I think the earlier Dyke recording (David King) is better the the 1997 (Watson) disc.
     
  3. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

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    Aidan Geary is bang on! There are some 9 or so themes in the piece.

    I think the only reason why the 'Time for Peace' may have seemed to be the main them is because it was then extracted and written as a separate horn solo.
     
  4. Imperial

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    It might also be because the composer himself consider it to be the main theme.
     
  5. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

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    Has anyone ever heard a train in this piece? I've pointed it out to a number of friends who immediately pick up on it. Great piece of music to play and listen to
     
  6. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

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    It's also for Bb cornet too!!
     
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