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Simon Bainbridge

Publisher: Novello & Co

Two Trios (2009)
Written for the Endymion Ensemble's 'Sound Census' project, in celebration of their 30th birthday.
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
2009
Duration
4 Minutes
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Programme Note
Simon Bainbridge Two Trios (2009)
As the title explains, this piece is scored for a mixed instrumental sextet that divides into two trios of Bass Flute, Trumpet and Viola, and Bass Clarinet, Piano and Cello. The two groups are spatially separated, each with its own tempo and unfolding musical character. The structural continuity is created out of the juxtaposition of the two trios and it is only at the last three bars of the piece that the two ensembles eventually combine into an harmonic union! "Two trios" was written for the wonderful players of the Endymion Ensemble, many who I have known and worked with for many years. Happy thirtieth birthday!

Simon Bainbridge 2009



Score sample


  • Ensemble
    Endymion
    Conductor
    Quentin Poole
    NMC:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 06 JUN 2009
    King's Place, London
    Endymion Ensemble
  • 05 JUN 2009
    Two Trios World Premiere
    Endymion at 30: Sound Census
    King's Place, London
    Endymion Ensemble

Reviews
...haunting, ghostly and subtle.
Richard Morrison, The Times (London),09/06/2009
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