Wilson: Intercalations

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  • Composer: Richard Wilson
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • UPC: 680160429431
  • Size: 9 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 32


Intercalations was written in 1986 for Margaret Mills, who gave its premiere in 1986. Each of the four pieces bears a subtitle and can be related to a traditional keyboard model. The first, Interspace , alternates passages of imitative counterpoint with ecurstions that often involve figuration or ornamentation rather in the manner of a preludial ricercare. Interplay is toccata-like, with steady rapid motion that features repeated notes. Interlacing is a song without words: meditative, lyrical, improvisatory and moody. The last, Interaction , the most orchestral fo the four, is a narrative perhaps akin to the ballade or tone poem.