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Aaron Jay Kernis

Publisher: G. Schirmer

100 Greatest Dance Hits (1993)
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Other String Ensemble
Year Composed
1993
Duration
15 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Guitar
Orchestration
Availability
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Programme Note
Aaron Jay Kernis 100 Greatest Dance Hits (1993)
Movements:
Introduction
Salsa Pasada
MOR * Easy-Listening Slow Dance Ballad
Dance Party on the Disco Motorboat

Program Note:
Kernis intended this guitar quintet to be a reflection of 90s popular styles. He confesses that while composing it, the sounds of 70s music rose to the surface most strongly. The piece begins with the guitarist and quartet literally drumming out motivic rhythms on their instruments. In the final movement, voiced percussion sounds bring this charming work to a close aboard the "Disco Motorboat"- the composer's nod to the "Soul Train." The echoes of everyday music that form the source material for this work are a reminder that we are surrounded by unceasing music - at the mall, being gaily serenaded by smarmy, unseen violins; on the phone, consigned to eternal hold with its assuasive Muzak; and at home, being lulled to sleep by the television.

(Program Note Courtesy of 92Y)



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  • Ensemble
    Chester String Quartet
    Soloist(s)
    Aaron Berofsky and Kathryn Botapek, violins; David Tanenbaum, guitar; Thomas Rosenberg, cello; David Harding, viola
    New Albion:
  • Soloist(s)
    David Tannenbaum, guitar; Kashii String Quartet
    Black Box Classics:
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Reviews
100 Greatest Dance Hits by Aaron Jay Kernis is a spicy, saucy work, a sort of affectionate deconstruction of pop music idioms, including vintage "easy listening," disco and salsa.
Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun,2/12/2009
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