• Nico Muhly
  • TAMBOURIN (2019)

  • St. Rose Music Publishing (World)

Co-commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and the Dunedin Consort and first performed on 11 September 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Proms 2019.

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  • 2 min 30 s

Programme Note

Tambourin is a very short, two-part response to Bach’s 4th orchestral suite. The final movement from the Bach, ends with a stately, quick cadence; I start my response with the energy of the trumpets’ semiquavers, which then slowly dissolves into a dream-like iteration of the first few bars of the Réjouissance. Trumpet semiquavers drift in and out of focus, and the continuo instruments vanish into nothing.

© 2019 Nico Muhly