Three Dancing Movements

for chamber orchestra

Robert Peate

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Composer Robert Peate
Year of Composition 2007
Duration ca.8'

Instrumentation Flute, Oboe, Clarinet In Bb, Bassoon, Horn, Strings
Categories (all composers) ,
Catalogue ID ce-rp1tdm1



Three Dancing Movements was written for the student-formed chamber orchestra The New Fangled Consort at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2007. I often imagined dancers when writing, and it was conceived as a dance/ballet score as much as a purely instrumental work.

The first movement is an energetic and eccentric dance featuring sporadic rhythms and irregular meters. The slower ‘Pastorale’ was recycled from part of an old tone-poem, and is more romantic in style. The third is a kind of ‘rondo scherzando’ with an insistent triplemeter and skittish character.