for Baroque Orchestra
duration: 25 minutes

Often I am inspired by the wonder of nature, or am working in a dramatic medium such as opera, so I delighted in the chance to create “absolute” music for “Pacific Baroque.” I see many fundamental similarities between Baroque and popular music, and I gain deep joy and satisfaction from  listening to both. In “Partita” I attempt to fuse my love of Baroque counterpoint, form, and texture, with the simplicity and directness of popular music. That’s my thesis anyway! Ultimately the music takes a life of it’s own and becomes, not a sum of it’s inspirations, but something new, and it is judged (or should be judged), on it’s final content and form.

Prelude:

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Air:

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Passacaglia:

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Toccata:

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Largo:

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Fugue:

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